Victorians audition for CMT television show "Made"
Jennifer Lee Preyss
April 7, 2011 at 10:05 p.m.
Updated April 6, 2011 at 11:07 p.m.
CMT's "Made" follows teens and adults as they try to achieve goals of becoming made into celebrities, athletes, performers and other artists.
The show is currently in its 11th season, and originally aired on MTV in 2003.
"Made" recently started series in Canada, France, Germany and Turkey.
More information about auditions at: www.madecasting.cmt.com
Since she was young, Jamie Lincke has dreamed of becoming a professional dancer. So when CMT announced it would be conducting auditions at Faith Family Church on Thursday for the Emmy Award-winning television series "Made," Lincke decided to try out.
"I would love to dance with the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, or be a background dancer in a music video," Lincke, 29, said. "I have a great personality, and I'm very confident."
The show gives everyday folks who want to be "made" into comedians, movie stars, Broadway singers, and professional dancers, the opportunity to realize their dreams on television with the help of professional coaches.
"I know I'm going to make it," she said, smiling.
Once reserved for the millennial generation on MTV, "Made" changed networks to CMT in 2011 and plans to cast 25 to 50-year-olds.
When called into the audition room, Lincke leaned against a wall and introduced herself into a camera.
During the interview, the Victoria native explained why she should be picked for the show, then fell to the ground in a split.
"You give me the limelight, and I'm going to shine, shine, shine," she said.
Leaving the audition room, Lincke said she felt confident the interview went well.
"I wasn't nervous. Once I got started, I was fine," she said. "I feel like it went good, and they're going to call me."
Lincke wasn't the only Victorian interested in becoming "made" on national television. About 30 area residents appeared before a CMT casting producer with aspirations of becoming heavy metal singers, comedians, professional bull riders, dancers, among others.
KIXS radio personality Rob Garrett, who's known legally as Brian Baumgartner, auditioned for the show to become a voice-over artist and professional golfer.
"I'm at peace when I'm on the course," Garrett, 31, said, explaining why he should be cast in the show. "I know I have the talent, it's just a matter of having the time and money to make it happen."
Behind the audition room doors, Garrett performed his radio and trailer voices, and offered an impersonation of former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
"I would never have guessed something as small as this would make you so nervous," Garrett said laughing, exiting the audition.
Also trying out for the show, was comedian Justin Rohrer, 29, who said he dreams of taking his laugh-act national.
"I've been making people laugh since I was in elementary school," he said. "I always say, 'if you haven't laughed today, you haven't lived today.'"
Once the casting producers conclude the nationwide auditions, they'll review the tapes and decide who gets a call back. Those auditioning for the show in Victoria may or may not get called back.