SEASON 1 IS OVER

Finalists

We want to first thank everyone who auditioned for our first Act Your Voice Out contest here at BTVA. We received an overwhelming 78 auditions!
It's been a pleasure and a privilege to listen to everyone's voice acting talent and it has been difficult for the Judges' to pick who we thought were the best. Between the 3 Judges (Foxwolf, OptimusSolo and SCP21), half of the Finalists we voted for were unanimous, while the remaining half received two out of three votes. There were many who were very close to making the cut, but sadly, we could only pick 16. And remember, we originally were only intending to have 10 Finalists, but because of so much talent, we decided to have 16 :) So congratulations to our Finalists.

ALL AUDITIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO LISTEN TO HERE.

Thanks again to all our BTVA members who have already made Act Your Voice Out an amazing success!
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And The Season 1 Finalists Are ...

Pgirts
GameBuddy
Bear
shleepers
Rev897
Bastian
Jilly Bean
Stingervoice
Wolfwings
Ohaio
HenshinJoe
RedWishingStar
MewVenus
mike33776
chibiansem02
Lapianoman

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LivChan45
said at 1:26 PM on Sun Apr 22 2012
HenshinJoe is EPIC!!! Also Shleepers is really good! And Pgirts, mike33776, and chibiansem02! This is some tough competition...
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 2:17 AM on Sat May 19 2012
@LivChan45 If you enjoyed hearing the performances from last year's contest then stay tuned because Season 2 starts today!!
Bri1O5
said at 8:42 PM on Tue Nov 15 2011
Go Stingervoice, and Rev897!! :D Great jobs guys!
geminigirl80
said at 4:39 PM on Wed Oct 12 2011
I'm voting for Shleepers. She's the best!
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 11:15 PM on Fri Oct 7 2011
I'm rootin for Rev87 and Pgirts for males. I liked both of their range going from serious to comical with very good acting.

For females I'm leading torward MewVenus and Jilly Bean. Both showed their range of playing females and younger boys.

I'll be chearing for ya all the way :3
Jilly Bean (AYVO S1 Quarter-Finalist)
said at 6:42 PM on Sun Oct 9 2011
@Music Meister Thank you! :D
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:38 PM on Sun Oct 9 2011
@Jilly Bean
You're very welcome
MewVenus (AYVO S1 Semi-Finalist)
said at 12:59 AM on Sun Oct 16 2011
@Music Meister dawwww I just saw this :) thank you!
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 4:22 PM on Sun Oct 16 2011
@MewVenus
No problem at all, good luck to both of you
Uroborus
said at 10:56 PM on Fri Sep 23 2011
I liked rev897 the most. Mostly because of the alucard part he is my top pick
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:30 AM on Sun Sep 25 2011
@Uroborus Well i hope you follow through the rounds and participate in the voting!!
Rev897 (AYVO S1 Quarter-Finalist)
said at 10:07 PM on Sun Sep 25 2011
@Uroborus Yeah, that was the most fun voice for me to do. Thanks for saying so!
Emikodo
said at 10:38 PM on Mon Sep 19 2011
Aww. I didn't make it?
However, I think the voice actors are good.
Oh well.

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I choose:

Pgirts
mike33776
HenshinJoe
Stingervoice
RedWishingStar
Jilly Bean
Rev897
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 9:44 PM on Mon Sep 19 2011
FINALISTS, ROUND 1 IS LIVE. I'll be back a little later to answer any questions for concerns, but please direct them to the forums. Thanks!
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 5:05 PM on Mon Sep 19 2011
Hang tight guys. Round 1 will be live in about 5 hours (after I get back from work :P)
Stingervoice (AYVO S1 Runner-Up)
said at 5:51 PM on Mon Sep 19 2011
@Foxwolf Sounds good! Thanks for the update.
Bear (AYVO S1 Finalist)
said at 8:15 AM on Tue Sep 20 2011
@Foxwolf: I'm just reading this. Are you referring to 10:00pm last night? If so, looks like I missed it :/
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 11:48 AM on Tue Sep 20 2011
@Bear it went live last night but you didn't miss anything as the deadline is not until the end of the week
Lapianoman (AYVO S1 Quarter-Finalist)
said at 10:19 AM on Mon Sep 19 2011
I am very grateful to have made it into the finals. Have to say, the competition is *really* talented...gonna have to bring my A-Game if I'm going to have a chance of moving on.

Congrats to you all!
SCP21
said at 8:19 AM on Mon Sep 19 2011
Please for Feedback go to the forum link above the comments and let us know so we can do them there.
dizmidget
said at 1:13 AM on Mon Sep 19 2011
How'd mine go? o-o I'm glad for the finalists but I'd really like to know how I stand among other voice actors
o.o.......XD
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:20 AM on Mon Sep 19 2011
Anyone who wants feedback PLEASE visit the forums and request it in our 'Judges Feedback' Thread - Thanks!! :)
MewVenus (AYVO S1 Semi-Finalist)
said at 12:58 AM on Mon Sep 19 2011
@OptimusSolo Does...that include finalists? Jw, lol Cuz I'll totally ask if it does.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 1:07 AM on Mon Sep 19 2011
@MewVenus I don't see why not :) Just remember to post in that forum thread
I_am_onlive
said at 12:11 AM on Mon Sep 19 2011
@Foxwolf hey Fox how come I didn't make it? Please tell me.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:19 AM on Mon Sep 19 2011
@I_am_onlive you can request feedback in our forums :)
I_am_onlive
said at 12:43 AM on Mon Sep 19 2011
@OptimusSolo Yeah when I tried to do that it said that I do not have permission to access that page even though I am a member of this site. Does this site only take auditions from people who live in America or also from abroad as well?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:45 AM on Mon Sep 19 2011
@I_am_onlive did you validate your confirmation email when you registered on the site. You'll need to do that. let us know if you want us to send another email.
I_am_onlive
said at 1:17 AM on Mon Sep 19 2011
@Foxwolf I think I did that once but now I suppose you'll have to send me another mail so I can confirm it to you Foxwolf
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 1:31 AM on Mon Sep 19 2011
@I_am_onlive I resent your password
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 1:31 AM on Mon Sep 19 2011
@I_am_onlive make sure you are checking the email address you used when you registered
I_am_onlive
said at 1:58 AM on Mon Sep 19 2011
@OptimusSolo What's the meaning of this? I tried to reset my password to a new one and it says my current password is incorrect. And when I tried to get my old password back it only shows the new password page. Please help.
I_am_onlive
said at 9:20 AM on Mon Sep 19 2011
@Foxwolf OK I've confirmed your email now what should I do?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 4:59 PM on Mon Sep 19 2011
@I_am_onlive now you can post in the forums and request feedback.
I_am_onlive
said at 12:44 AM on Tue Sep 20 2011
@Foxwolf Aww man it still says I do not have privileges. Tell me Fox, does this contest only apply to American users only cause I'm Pakistani.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 11:49 AM on Tue Sep 20 2011
@I_am_onlive this site/contest/everything has nothing to do with where you live. If you can log in to the forums than you can post replies to any of the threads there
I_am_onlive
said at 1:24 PM on Tue Sep 20 2011
@OptimusSolo Then why won't it let me reply?
I_am_onlive
said at 12:08 AM on Wed Sep 21 2011
@Foxwolf Why don't I just paste my feedback from here instead since the site says I do not have privileges to paste a feedback on your forums?
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:38 AM on Wed Sep 21 2011
@I_am_onlive have you ever been a member of a forum like this before? No one else is having any sort of trouble registering and logging in??
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:43 AM on Wed Sep 21 2011
@OptimusSolo you have to LOG IN to the forums before it will let you post stuff!!
I_am_onlive
said at 1:09 AM on Wed Sep 21 2011
@OptimusSolo As a matter of fact I am a member of a few forums and I've never had trouble posting comments like this before. So is it OK if I just post a comment over here?
I_am_onlive
said at 12:40 AM on Thu Sep 22 2011
@OptimusSolo I have been a member before on a couple of forums and have had no problems so far in post feedback. Is it OK if I just post a comment here?
chibiansem02 (AYVO S1 Finalist)
said at 11:56 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
Thank you so much!!
KayZircon82
said at 9:06 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
Wow, congratz to the final 16 that are moving on! It'll be interesting to see who is gonna win this, you all were just awesome with your auditions! Best of luck to each of the 16 left! Your all gonna need it! ;)
Wolfwings (AYVO S1 Semi-Finalist)
said at 8:41 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
Congrats to the finalists! I'm looking forward to the next round and hearing everyone! I'm very thankful and excited. =D
Stephy Laurens
said at 8:27 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
Congrats to everyone who auditioned and who made it to the finals! A lot of you are VERY talented! For people who auditioned but didn't make the cut, I'm sure you were great as well. Well, maybe more practice is needed, but it was awesome that all of you tried out! Great participation, everyone! Never give up on your dream! :D
Stingervoice (AYVO S1 Runner-Up)
said at 7:57 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
Hey judges,
Could you please provide all the specifics on what you consider vote manipulation so we may avoid it. Thanks in advance.
Stephy Laurens
said at 8:28 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
@Stingervoice Hey! Great audition clip! I wish you luck in the next rounds! :)
Stingervoice (AYVO S1 Runner-Up)
said at 8:33 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
@Stephy Laurens Thank you so much! Your support really means a lot, and I'm glad you like my demo. I'm gonna try as hard as I can to move on, but I truly do wish every finalist the best of luck.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 2:57 AM on Mon Sep 19 2011
@Stingervoice sure thing. we'll get a list together and post it in the forums.
Stingervoice (AYVO S1 Runner-Up)
said at 3:14 AM on Mon Sep 19 2011
@Foxwolf Thank you very much Foxwolf. :]
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 7:45 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
I will provide feedback to every single person who has already requested it or does in the future. Please be patient as I will not have time to start giving feedback until tomorrow at the earliest. I will be providing my feedback in the forums or through private messages in the forums
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 6:51 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
EVERYONE'S auditions are now open to the public to listen to. Head back to the auditions page to check them out.
Moonvamp
said at 6:30 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
Blast, I didn't make it. Now I kinda feel depressed. XD
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 6:50 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
@Moonvamp please don't. your audition was great, and had some interesting characters.
Stephy Laurens
said at 8:17 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
@Moonvamp Don't worry! Just keep practicing and then maybe you might be picked for another contest! Good luck and please don't let yourself down! :)
Moonvamp
said at 9:01 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
@Stephy Laurens

True, but something tells me that I should have stuck to my regular voice and not even bother with the other accents.
SCP21
said at 9:07 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
@Moonvamp No you barely were squeezed out so fear not and keep practicing for Season 2.
SCP21
said at 6:17 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
Hey guys please jump on over to the forums for feedback details and post any questions there. If any private help / info please feel free to let us know there. Congrats to all involved and all those that made the Top 16. Looking forward to the awesomeness of this contest.

As for my decisions I based them on:
1. Acting
2. Natural (As in I could imagine in video)
3. Clean-ish Audio
4. Variety of Voice Types
5. Emotions
SCP21
said at 9:08 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
@SCP21 BTW When I said Clean Audio it was moreso Clear Speech.
totoyamado
said at 6:11 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
i know you cant give everyone feedback and i already see the messages from others but... any feedback for me? i dont want to have to pay for feedback... but congrats to all who got in and hopefully i wont be sick next time this rolls around.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 6:16 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
@totoyamado paying for feedback. god no. we CAN give feedback for everyone. but right now, we're planning to just give feedback for those who request it.
GearSecondGoku
said at 7:09 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
@Foxwolf in that case can you give me feedback on my audition
Sarge Ray
said at 6:05 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
I didn't make it...that sucks.
HenshinJoe (AYVO S1 Finalist)
said at 6:03 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
.......... LEG CRAMPS! There is some serious talent on display here, and I'm not sure I'll be able to hold up. I'll give it my best shot. I'm curious to find out what the rest of the competition will be like.

High fives to Pgirts for quoting "The Man Who Killed Batman."
Pgirts (AYVO S1 Winner / Master Of Memes)
said at 6:59 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
@HenshinJoe *High fives back* I hear ya man, this is pretty daunting. All we can do now is it give it our all and have fun.
GameBuddy
said at 2:28 PM on Mon Sep 19 2011
@HenshinJoe Dude, I will be very surprised if you don't win, you crazy guy, you.
Neosz369
said at 5:56 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
Aw shoot, too late. I hope you guys'll being doing this again sometime.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 5:59 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
@Neosz369 as long as this is a success and people enjoy participating and following the contest right through to the end, we'll definitely have more :)
RedWishingStar (AYVO S1 Finalist)
said at 4:48 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
Awesome! Glad I survived into this round. Everyone's submissions sound good, in terms of content and audio quality. I'm getting self-conscious here about the weird static-y feedback in mine.

Here's to making the next round just as awesome, everyone!
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 5:10 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
@RedWishingStar Optimus and SCP21 can give you pointers on how to hopefully get rid of that static.
RedWishingStar (AYVO S1 Finalist)
said at 5:21 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
@Foxwolf
Awesooooomeee.
Jilly Bean (AYVO S1 Quarter-Finalist)
said at 4:42 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
Yaaaay~! ^^ I'm super excited to be a finalist. And I listened all of my fellow finalists' auditions as well... good job! I'm very honored to have made it this far. :3
Lapianoman (AYVO S1 Quarter-Finalist)
said at 10:13 AM on Mon Sep 19 2011
@Jilly Bean Congrats! Well done indeed!
Jilly Bean (AYVO S1 Quarter-Finalist)
said at 5:36 PM on Mon Sep 19 2011
@Lapianoman Thanks! I really liked your audition. I liked the fact that it was a scene, not a mesh of audio clips (like mine). Your voice is REALLY versatile! I'm sure you'll make it far. :]
JaShinYa
said at 4:41 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
Congrats to everyone who made it!

So just curious... what exactly were you looking for in the finalists?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 5:06 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
@JaShinYa I can't speak for the other two judges, but I was personally looking for a variety of emotion in the lines and how well they were acted. It didn't matter if someone did one voice or more. The main thing is it shouldn't SOUND like acting, if you understand what I'm saying. It should natural, not forced, and something you could hear in the real world or in cartoons.
Ohaio (AYVO S1 Finalist)
said at 4:37 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
Wow, what a pleasant surprise this was! Thank you guys so much for considering me, and to the other finalists, let's make this an awesome competition!
MewVenus (AYVO S1 Semi-Finalist)
said at 4:42 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
@Ohaio I loved your audition :) Are you on voice acting alliance, by chance?
Ohaio (AYVO S1 Finalist)
said at 4:49 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
@MewVenus Haha, yeah, I am. I'm Heaven Incarnate on there.
Lapianoman (AYVO S1 Quarter-Finalist)
said at 10:07 AM on Mon Sep 19 2011
@Ohaio Hope you weren't too surprised...you did a great job on the audition!
Rev897 (AYVO S1 Quarter-Finalist)
said at 4:36 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
Holy crap! I made it! Great job everybody. I particularly liked mike33776's Christopher Lee voice. And it's good to see GameBuddy and HenshinJoe from Sonic F over here too. You guys rock!
mike33776 (AYVO S1 Finalist)
said at 4:43 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
@Rev897 Glad you liked my Christopher Lee voice! I enjoyed your audition too!
Pgirts (AYVO S1 Winner / Master Of Memes)
said at 4:32 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
My avatar was my face when the finalists were announced. Congrats to all of you guys, and I wish everyone the best! I can just tell from listening to all of these auditions that this is gonna be good.
Stingervoice (AYVO S1 Runner-Up)
said at 4:20 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
I was so surprised that I made it! Congrats to all my fellow finalists. To everyone who didn't make it, I hope you guys don't give up, or take it too hard. Keep doing what you love to do, and I hope you never give up! Good job everyone!
Shadowken
said at 4:15 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
Heh well i saw this coming.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 6:53 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
@Shadowken yours was a good audition. fits perfectly in a mystery movie or game. very cool and mysterious voice.
MewVenus (AYVO S1 Semi-Finalist)
said at 4:14 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
D'aaaaaw I'm so happy :D
Lapianoman (AYVO S1 Quarter-Finalist)
said at 10:01 AM on Mon Sep 19 2011
@MewVenus Congrats! Awesome job!
Asia (Stix1800)
said at 4:13 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
Congrats everyone! Can I get feedback on mine as well?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 5:08 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
@Asia (Stix1800) we'll be happy to give you feedback, as well as everyone else who wants it. please give us a few days.
ecopper12
said at 3:47 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
Congrats! I feel a little disheartened, but there's always next time!

Can I have feedback on mine?
kammie
said at 3:43 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
Congrats to everyone who made to the next round!! :-)