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cattle call

A large audition (for film, television, theater, etc.) that is open to the public, meaning many people typically attend and they are often seen very briefly. I spent days preparing for the audition, but it turns out it was just a cattle call and they ushered me out before I was even halfway done with the monologue.
See also: call, cattle
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One survey respondent (Jenny) (9) commented on her experience at an audition stating, "From my experience auditioning with The Voice, the process is gruelling, unfair and motivated by how much money the record company and TV networks can make." This person's comment highlights the impersonal nature of the cattle call process, a process that many professional level singers have grown accustomed to, but one that might leave the inexperienced and unprepared amateur emotionally battered and psychologically bruised.
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No wonder Nancy Rhodes goes straight to bed after ESOP's early morning "cattle call".
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The scene depicting this is quite chilling, in that it resembles a cattle call, where the women are herded into a room and seated on one side, and the men who are potential guarantors sit on the other, and when the women's names are called out, claim them, or not.
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Let's just say that this is one singing actress who no longer has to wait tables, if ever she did, or show up for cattle call auditions.
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By contrast, a nonpartisan listing of candidates would repeat the cacophony of the California recall, where voters had to choose among a cattle call of contenders, and so gravitated to the ones with the most money and name recognition.