BOSS Performance: Bilingual Audition Challenge WINNERS

with Pilar Uribe

Anne & Pilar are casting directors! Or at least they were for the first ever #VOBOSS Bilingual Audition challenge. They share the common mistakes, honorable mentions, and (of course) the winners! Tune in to sharpen your auditioning skills & learn what the audition selection process is really like.


In this episode, Anne & Pilar reveal the winners of the Bilingual Audition challenge and discuss what made the winners stand out.

"Auditions are not a dress rehearsal." - Pilar Uribe

About Pilar Uribe

Pilar Uribe is a bilingual voice actor, telenovela star, and radio personality. Born and raised in New York City, she broke into show business with roles in Yo Soy Betty La Fea (Ugly Betty), Pobre Pablo, and El Cartel, filmed in Colombia and Miami. She recorded and produced for WLRN Miami-South Florida and now lives in Los Angeles, where she records voice over for television, radio, and films.



Teachable Moments

Quick-share concepts from today’s episode:

  1. Follow directions!

  2. Auditions are not dress-rehearsal. They are the job. #VOBOSS

  3. Casting directions + agents remember when you make technical mistakes in file delivery.

  4. With two equal performances, the job will always go to the person with better audio quality. #VOBOSS

  5. Make your audition so good that it is hard for casting directors to stop listening. #VOBOSS

Shining Moments

Positive moments + choices from winning auditions:

  1. When submitting two takes, having a different + unique delivery for each was key.

  2. Two reads were back to back so the casting director was immediately pulled from the first to the second read.

  3. Lots of personality in a read made them compelling to listen to.

  4. Creative choices! Have fun with the parts of the script that call for creativity ("beep beep")

  5. Trusting the voice in both English and Spanish.

Anne & Pilar's Advice

What the hosts want you to know about the selection process:

  1. Everything from uploading to the proper location, labeling, and slate mattered in picking the winners.

  2. Audition for both spots. In the instructions, both spots were necessary.

  3. Be sure your audio is clean + is at the appropriate volume (normalized). Those who fell short stood out in a not-so-positive way.

  4. Invest in your acting skills, either with coaching or critically listening to commercials.

  5. For the next time, make sure that you've crossed your T's and dotted your I's when you send submissions in. #VOBOSS


"All elements of the audition contribute to your success." - Anne

Referenced in this Episode

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