The audition is a lengthy three to four day process during which the perspective cheerleaders must learn new dances, participate in a fifteen minute interview and show their stuff in front of both professional and fan judges.
Thanks to previous American Idol shows that have given viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the audition process, it's no exaggeration to say that the odds of making it to the final round are stacked against you.
The audition episodes are considered by some to be their favorite part of the show, watching the lengths to which people are willing to go for a shot at stardom - not to mention some singers who are in serious denial.
Ultimately, even if you aspire to be a professional dancer in a corps de ballet and not a soloist, these finishing touches on your form are what will make the difference between a passable and a successful audition.
However, during an audition for The Biggest Loser, prospective participants will have to prove through their plea on a videotape to producers and network officials why a television show will help them lose weight.