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Audition

Post by Joseph Bolas » Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:23 pm

On my 21st birthday I had my Countdown audition :D, then 1 year later I finally got a recording date and fucked up my debut game big time :lol:. Here is the audition I had on my birthday:

R01: A E C I L M N T U
R02: B D E I L V O R Y
R03: Y T R U C O M R A
R04: 50, 6, 9, 3, 7, 2, Target: 961
R05: D E E I R R S O T
R06: A E E P R R S T U
R07: A B C D D E G I R
R08: O C E F K L O R Y
R09: 75, 3, 5, 9, 1, 6, Target: 484
R10: 25, 100, 3, 4, 9, 1, Target: 358

C01: L U M P Y N O R A
C02: F A T E F O C U S
C03: G R E E N C I T E

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Re: Audition

Post by Jason Larsen » Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:20 pm

Joseph, I was about to wish you good luck, but I have a question.

Are you due to appear on Countdown anytime soon?

I'm confused, you talked about two different events in one thread.

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Re: Audition

Post by Joseph Bolas » Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:30 pm

Jason Larsen wrote:Joseph, I was about to wish you good luck, but I have a question.

Are you due to appear on Countdown anytime soon?

I'm confused, you talked about two different events in one thread.
I have already appeared on Countdown Jason.

Back in June 2003 I had my audition (I just turned 21 on the day) and then in June 2004 I had my recording. My game was then shown in August 2004.

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Re: Audition

Post by Jason Larsen » Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:34 pm

Oh, so that was just a flashback.

Richard Whiteley was a darn nice man, wasn't he?

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Re: Audition

Post by Matt Coates » Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:48 pm

you had to wait whole year? that must have been agonising, i am lucky i auditioned and filmed 2 weeks later, programme/s still waiting to be aired so i wont post spoiler/s.

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Re: Audition

Post by Joseph Bolas » Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:57 pm

Matt Coates wrote:you had to wait a whole year? that must have been agonising, i am lucky i auditioned and filmed 2 weeks later, programme/s still waiting to be aired so i wont post spoiler/s.
It was a long wait indeed. After about 11 months of waiting, I phoned up to find out when they wanted me and I got my recording in the end. I think if I didn't chase it up, I would've had a longer wait in store :lol:.

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Re: Audition

Post by Jason Larsen » Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:01 pm

If I would have been there and he were still alive, I would have loved to meet Richard Whiteley.

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Re: Audition

Post by Kirk Bevins » Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:01 pm

That was my audition too. That last numbers game is so easy to get 1 away. I can't believe I was only 4 away in the audition. Inexperience mixed with nerves - a deadly combination. God knows how I passed - I think Marie felt sorry for me.

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Re: Audition

Post by Joseph Bolas » Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:14 pm

Kirk Bevins wrote:That was my audition too. That last numbers game is so easy to get 1 away. I can't believe I was only 4 away in the audition. Inexperience mixed with nerves - a deadly combination.
I actually got 5 away myself and got 363. My best was the 1st numbers, where I was only 1 away.

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Re: Audition

Post by Jason Larsen » Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:24 pm

I think we've got friends in Kirk and Joseph here.

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Re: Audition

Post by Joseph Bolas » Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:59 pm

Actually I am just wondering now if it was alright to post these audition rounds, because I don't actually know if any of them are still used in todays auditions :oops:.

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Re: Audition

Post by Jason Larsen » Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:01 pm

That would be fine with me.

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Re: Audition

Post by David Roe » Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:05 pm

I believe they change it every 6 months or so, so you should be OK. (Even if they didn't, they will now! :lol: )

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Re: Audition

Post by Joseph Bolas » Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:11 pm

David Roe wrote:I believe they change it every 6 months or so, so you should be OK. (Even if they didn't, they will now! :lol: )
Well actually the audition was in 2003, so its been almost 5 years since then :lol:.

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Re: Audition

Post by Martin Gardner » Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:45 pm

Joseph Bolas wrote:On my 21st birthday I had my Countdown audition :D, then 1 year later I finally got a recording date and fucked up my debut game big time :lol:. Here is the audition I had on my birthday:

R01: A E C I L M N T U
R02: B D E I L V O R Y
R03: Y T R U C O M R A
R04: 50, 6, 9, 3, 7, 2, Target: 961
R05: D E E I R R S O T
R06: A E E P R R S T U
R07: A B C D D E G I R
R08: O C E F K L O R Y
R09: 75, 3, 5, 9, 1, 6, Target: 484
R10: 25, 100, 3, 4, 9, 1, Target: 358

C01: L U M P Y N O R A
C02: F A T E F O C U S
C03: G R E E N C I T E
I can get (can't be bothered with numbers, sorry)

1. CULMINATE
2. BROILED
3. CURATOR (would not risk CURATORY)
5. ROISTERED
6. TREASURE (would not risk REPASTURE)
7. ABRIDGED
8. FORELOCK

PULMONARY
SUFFOCATE
ENERGETIC
If you cut a gandiseeg in half, do you get two gandiseegs or two halves of a gandiseeg?

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Re: Audition

Post by Jason Larsen » Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:53 pm

What is that?

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Re: Audition

Post by Damian E » Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:41 pm

rnd 2 had LOVEBIRD in it.

rnd 6 apertures

rd7 birdcage(d)?

and i think rd 3 is a typo from the guy who posted.

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Re: Audition

Post by Jon Corby » Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:46 pm

I got MORTUARY in rd 3. I maxed everything except LOVEBIRD (I had DEVILRY) and that last numbers game, (1 away). These auditions seem much easier now that I know the sort of words you're looking for... I'd have done much better at my audition if I was aware of the nature of the selections I reckon. Still, meh.

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Re: Audition

Post by Jason Larsen » Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:51 pm

I should ask, what did Martin just write?

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Re: Audition

Post by Jon Corby » Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:06 pm

Jason Larsen wrote:I should ask, what did Martin just write?
Christ alone knows, looks like a load of random words to me.

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Re: Audition

Post by Jason Larsen » Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:14 pm

I don't know why, but whenever I post here I tend to be very nervous because I don't know what any of your feelings are going to be like at any given time.

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Re: Audition

Post by Joseph Bolas » Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:33 pm

The maximums for the word rounds were:

R01: CULIMNATE
R02: LOVEBIRD
R03: MORTUARY
R05: ROISTERED
R06: APERTURES
R07: ABRIDGED / BIRDCAGE / BRIGADED
R08: FORELOCK

Sorry Damian, but there were no typos with round 3's selection. I don't think you can have BIRDCAGED too for round 7 either.

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Re: Audition

Post by Jason Larsen » Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:36 pm

It seems like forever has gone by since that time.

I still have memories of Richard Whiteley, though.

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Re: Audition

Post by Charlie Reams » Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:13 am

Jason Larsen wrote:I don't know why, but whenever I post here I tend to be very nervous because I don't know what any of your feelings are going to be like at any given time.
I notice you've managed to overcome these nerves 216 times already. Have you figured out how quotations work yet?

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Re: Audition

Post by Jason Larsen » Sat Mar 08, 2008 3:44 am

BB Code is enabled for me, Charlie.

Thank you.

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