You think you’re better than Kennedy? No, not the president, we’re talking about the former MTV VJ with glasses and the annoying voice. (Is that reference too dated?) Anyway, MTV2 will be hosting a VJ search tomorrow at Warehouse Live.
"We are on the hunt for one talented individual who will be our Houston MTV2 local VJ,” says Scion Marketing Manager Mike Aguilar in a press release. “This lucky winner will have the opportunity to tape a series of reports from Houston that will air over several weeks locally on Comcast Video on Demand.”
Alma Mancuso, another spokesperson, says the judges are looking for an individual who knows the Houston music scene and thinks they can work in front of a camera. And speaking of judges, one of Houston Press’s very own will be there to put in her two cents – me (Dusti Rhodes).
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The contest is open to anyone in Houston, but only a 100 people will be selected for a chance to audition. So, you better get there bright and early to get in line because everything starts at noon. The first 25 in line will be guaranteed a spot, but the other 75 slots will be chosen at random according to numbers assigned as they arrive.
Here’s the skinny from MTV and Scion:
Candidates must be 18 years of age to participate. Each candidate will be given a script to read before a panel of judges. Five finalists will be selected and announced prior to the Talib Kweli concert at Warehouse Live later than same night. Scripts can be downloaded in advance at www.ScionEvents.com. A production crew from Comcast will be on hand to tape auditions and post the top five finalists on www.ScionEvents.com for the voting phase of the competition. Houstonians can help decide the final winner by casting votes on www.ScionEvents.com between Wednesday, September 19 and Wednesday, October 10.
Good luck to all and who knows, maybe if you mention you read it here you might score some brownie points with one of the judges (read: me, Dusti Rhodes).