Saturday morning, BJ’s in Avon hosted auditions for potential contestants to be on “The Price is Right.” People from all over the area gathered to jump in front of a camera for 30 seconds and attempt to catch enough attention to be on the show. More than 200 people auditioned, packed into a tent in the store’s parking lot.

Two people will be chosen to receive an all-expenses-paid trip to California to appear on the show.

Only five auditions were held across the country and all were at BJ’s locations. BJ’s carries certain products that sponsor The Price is Right and free samples were at hand. The entire event was organized by 19 Action News because both shows are carried by the same television network (CBS).

While the people I talked to were of different variety, they all shared one thing in common. They all love “The Price is Right.” One woman I talked to said that she has watched the show religiously since 1983. A college-age man said it was always the best show to watch when he stayed home sick from school in his youth.

People used a variety of techniques to stand out on tape. One woman had her toddler talk with her on camera to add a cute appeal. Another woman poured her water bottle on herself to show her enthusiasm for the show. Another college boy even had a rap prepared about why he should be chosen to be a contestant.

Those chosen for the opportunity to be on The Price is Right will be notified in coming weeks.


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