Here’s your chance for fame and fortune in the home shopping world, folks.
The No. 3 channel Tuesday announced that it is hosting a national talent search at Mall of America, America’s largest retail destination, next month.
The “Born to Host” open-casting call will be held at the Bloomington, Minn., shopping center on Oct. 16, where viewers can audition for a spot on Evine’s host team.
Guess people like us who make snarky comments about hosts will get a chance to see how hard the job really is.
“This is a brilliant opportunity for those out there who feel they were born to be a host on our channel,” Nicole Ostoya, Evine’s chief marketing officer, said in a canned statement.
“We have a lot of star power at Evine and we need equally talented personalities to help them tell their stories here at our network. It’s going to be a truly one of a kind event. We can’t wait to meet contestants and watch their Evine ‘Born to Host’ auditions live.”
Taking place on a Sunday, the “Born to Host” event will run from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Central Time in the mall’s Rotunda.
“Serious” (as opposed to “silly”) candidates must be 18 or older and should come prepared with an item to ‘sell,’ a head-shot and a resume.
Candidates will be prescreened then, if qualified, will have an additional three to five minutes to present their item in front of a panel of judges. There will be call-backs after the event with an invitation to visit Evine for an in-studio audition.
Not afraid to freeze your butt off in Minnesota?
For more information on the event, what to expect and how to prepare for an audition, visit http://www.evine.com/BornToHost.
Here are some of the tidbits from the website:
“Something to sell to an audience. Plan an item in a category we support, such as jewelry, fashion, beauty, watches, home goods, etc., but if you have a better idea, go for it, just avoid anything that needs plugging in.”
“Approved candidates will … have 3-5 mins to wow the judges with your ability to sell your item.”
“Be yourself, have fun and bring it. Note: You’ll need to role-play, so plan on some interaction with our on-air talent.”
“Candidates who pass the audition will receive a call back and an invitation to Evine Studios on Monday, Oct. 17, for an on-camera audition.”
Other good things to know:
“You are auditioning to be on TV so, please present yourself as one of our hosts would, i.e., wardrobe, hair, makeup, accessories, etc.”