Monday, August 11, 2008

Sexy? I'll be the judge of that

If you've ever thrown a party, you know it's difficult to be the host(ess) with the most(est).

But try getting the party started for an arena full of people. That's what the Lady Cats do at Time Warner Cable Arena every week -- and it's no easy task when your partygoers are more concerned with socializing or grabbing a drink at the Back Court for the first three quarters than paying attention to the game itself.

So on Sunday, I joined a group of 15 other judges to pick who we thought had the most potential to keep their partygoers' heads turned toward the court at the first round of Lady Cats auditions.

About 130 girls and one guy (maybe he didn't get the Lady part of the memo) turned out to learn complicated routines taught in 15 minutes by Charlotte's choreographer extraordinaire Brandii McCoy, who encouraged the girls (and guy) to be "sassy but classy" and "keep it PG-13."

There was lots of hair tossing, booty shaking and chest pumping that turned the faces of the male judges red. (They were: WSOC's Bill Voth and Tim Caputo, WCNC's Ira Cronin, Fox Charlotte's Jon Wilson and WFNZ goofball T-Bone, who held up a sign to certain girls reading "I'm single.")

See photos here and video here.

At the end of the four-hour auditon, the group was narrowed down to 30 girls who will go on to participate in a three-day boot camp this week before being whittled down to the final team on Thursday night.

Good luck, ladies.


Anonymous said...

To bad you have to sit through a bobcats loss to see them.

Ted Stikeleather said...

131 people huh ? That's at least half of a decent home town crowd for the Bobcats.