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Tony Chapparo
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I have been offered a spot at the closed auditions for "America's Got Talent" to do an escape act.

My question is, should I audition?

I have heard some stories about the way the auditions are handled and about the show itself that give me pause.

just a show of hands would be helpful... yay or nay and why or why not?

thanks
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Well I guess you would have to way the odds. Last season, all I could think is "man we need an escape artist on there". I would have loved to, but I am not to that scale yet. You have to make your escape "not boring" basically. Do something that will intrigue them... I am sure you already know this. I would say go for it, see what happens. If you feel you can keep the judges and audience go for it. I havent heard to many horror stories, but its not like I am out there looking for them.

I am not sure I was much help, mabe more rambling... ha.

pros; more coverage on escapes, let the whole world know, that we are still around.; show how it has changed from houdinis day.;

cons; you could be booed off on national tv (i doubt that for you.) but the audience isn't exposed as much to this art, so it will be a challenge.



hey do the water torture escape, they cant buzz you out of that, they will have to wait till the end. HAHA
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I really think you should give it a shot...

Ive seen your clips, I think you have at least enough to make it on the show in front of AMERICA! Last time I checked they give a little cash away for winning too don't they? (*chuckle)

Id love to see you at least gain a couple of contacts from just the audition even. You NEVER know who you'll run into at those things.

If you have the time to go audition, and think you have enought to bring to the table until the final round, man... I'd do it if I was in your shoes...

Hope this encourages you Tony :o)
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Tony
You will find plenty of Opinions here Smile
You must follow your Heart
Best of Luck....

Cindi
Tony Chapparo
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Aggieman,Anthony and Cindi,

Thanks for the encouragement, my heart (and everyone else) is telling me the same thing... GO FOR IT!

So, I will.

thanks again!
Tony Chapparo
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Let us know how it goes, and if it airs. good luck.
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Tony,

I agree with your heart, and everyone else, and recommend that you take the opportunity while it's available. What an excellent opportunity to show your skills to the world. Think of the possibilities that could follow...

We are all behind you and supportive of you. Go get em!!!

Joe
Tony Chapparo
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Joe, good to see you again!

Thanks for the support,I appreciate it!

I will let you all know how it goes...
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Go for it Tony. The more publicity the better for you. I went onto our SA edition of 30 seconds to fame. (I did magic though) The crowd was just beginning to boo when I shot into silk to appearing cane. Crowd went mad. I did not win, but was not booed off either. Keep them in suspense and you will be fine.

I say YAY!!!

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Tony,

Take the shot,you can't win the game if your
NOT IN IT!

And the only thing you lose is time,but the
rewards can be great!!

ALL THE BEST,

Steve
Tony Chapparo
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Thanks again everyone, I am in the game, I am booked for a closed audition on October 25th @ 5:00 pm in Los Angeles
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Hey Tony,

Definitely give it a shot.... Never waste an oppurtunity.

Good luck,
Michael
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Tony,
Did you audtion during the first season?

Harry
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Good luck and go for it.
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Good luck Tony, We know you can do it. we are behind you all the way.

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Good luck Tony,

100% with what Wolf said

Stu
Tony Chapparo
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Thanks everyone for the encouragement.

I will keep you updated.

Best,

Tony
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Tony Chapparo
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Well, I thought I had rescheduled everything to fit the audition in...but a client called and needed to go back to the old date we had set for a party months before.

I will not be auditioning this go 'round as I need to honor my previous commitment.

Such is life...my plate is full right now.
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Awww. Pity Tony. Well Next time you can get it sorted out. Previous engagements always take proirity.
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