Marvel Superhero Voice Compares

Finalists

What a season this has already been. And it's only been the audition process! With a record smashing 261 auditions, 95 callbacks and 2 advancing straight to the Top 16, it would be an understatment to say AYVO Season 2 has been one heck of a ride so far. We first want to thank every single BTVA member who has shared their voice acting talents with us by participating in AYVO. All the Judges' (Foxwolf, OptimusSolo and NCZ) have had a blast listening to everyone's performances, and revelled in the mountainous challenges of deciding who moves on in the contest.

But the time has come where only the Top 16 can move onto the voting rounds for a chance to take the AYVO Champion title and win a private voice acting consulation with Kyle Hebert.

And as a special bonus, the Top 8 Finalists will receive a copy of Voice Over Voice Actor: What It's Like Behind The Mic AND The Warm-Up CD, written/created and sponsored by famous voice acting couple Yuri Lowenthal and Tara Platt.

For those who did not make the finals, we hope you will continue on in the Behind-The-Scenes part of the contest, not only to have a chance to win a prize (valued at $30), but to also continue your voice acting and just have fun :) Click here for more details.

Thanks again to everyone. You guys are the heart of the BTVA voice acting community. And a big congratulations to our Top 16 Finalists of Season 2!
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And The Season 2 Finalists Are ...

MOM0KI
TomStheVoice
RitsukaFlame
mizura
LM-G1
SteveP
MightyMoose
Mewsel
Mrbipolar
RiverK
LordCrehavos
tripredravage
pickle131
Seymour
TuxedoTaargus
Bree
Octopimp
- For those who did not make the Top 16, click here to find out how to continue on in the contest and go in the running to Win a Prize! -

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Messycat
said at 4:57 PM on Thu Aug 9 2012
Oh my goodness, some AMAZING auditions! I don't know how you guys made any cuts!
I guess the more specific challenges help weed people out later on.

Wow, I'm sorry I missed the start of this competition! I'm backtracking to listen to everyone. Congrats to everyone who made it to through the callbacks! Some great voice talent out there!
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:35 AM on Fri Jun 22 2012
UPDATE: okay, in a very oddly timed turn of events, almost immediately after filling RitsukaFlame's spot (who we had contacted and not heard from) today with Octopimp, we get a response from RitsukaFlame :P

So rather than cutting either out, we will have 17 Finalists for Round 1 and 5 finalists will be eliminated instead of 4.
Gonax
said at 12:52 AM on Fri Jun 22 2012
RitsukaFlame out? I AM RAGING, but to be serous I think it's a little unfair to kick her out before deadline, she sent me files of her working on her lines and I think their pretty fantastic. She had no idea that she was being contact since she doesn't check the fourms 24/7 but it doesn't mean she doesn't care about this contest either. Now, I hope you guys understand enough to bring her back in or this season could have lost a potential winner.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:23 AM on Fri Jun 22 2012
@Gonax before I explain, RitsukaFlame is able to keep her place.

trust me, we did not want to fill her spot. She was one of our higher ranked finalists and thought it would be a shame to lose her.

though to be fair, we sent out numerous messages and emails over the last 5 days to confirm her participation and got no response. so to ensure we would have 16 finalists we had to fill the spot. this happened last year when 1 finalist dropped out at the last minute in Round 1.
Gonax
said at 1:29 AM on Fri Jun 22 2012
@Foxwolf, thanks~
sorry i sounded harsh in anyway, wasn't my intention, and I did understand why you had to kick her out, but I was just trying to help out my best friend to stay in the contest since she was so excited to be part of it, but once again thank you~.
Gonax
said at 1:30 AM on Fri Jun 22 2012
*if
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:40 AM on Fri Jun 22 2012
@Gonax don't sweat it. your response was understandable. but please don't use "kick out", it sounds like we made her walk the plank lol

we simply had to fill what we thought was an empty spot :)
MegaMac
said at 7:35 PM on Wed Jun 27 2012
@Foxwolf Wow, I come back to submit a BTS performance and see an addition to the finalists? That's interesting lol. Glad RitsukaFlame got to stay in! She's good. Though I do wonder why Octopimp out of all the Callbackers got chosen. I assume he ranked high in the opinions of the judges? Also, I notice his Trial #3 and Trial #4 are well over the 20 Second (and 22/23 sec. grace) limit at 27 and 41 seconds respectively. Did any of that come into play when selecting?
MegaMac
said at 7:45 PM on Wed Jun 27 2012
@Foxwolf Lol, nvm the first part of my question. I saw your post below. =P
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 9:31 PM on Wed Jun 27 2012
@MegaMac yes, he did get deducted points for going over the limit.
Seymour
said at 12:23 AM on Fri Jun 22 2012
/street fighter narrator/: HERE COMES A NEW CHALLENGER!
TheNEXTvoicer
said at 5:28 AM on Sat Jun 30 2012
@Seymour "A NEW WARRIOR HAS ENTRERED THE RING!"
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 11:19 PM on Thu Jun 21 2012
UPDATE: We have been unable to get in touch with RitsukaFlame and as a result have had to fill her spot with Octopimp, the next person we considered to make the Top 16.
RitsukaFlame
said at 12:09 AM on Fri Jun 22 2012
@Foxwolf Wait, you needed me?
RitsukaFlame
said at 12:10 AM on Fri Jun 22 2012
@Foxwolf Am I not able to participate now..... I've got most of my things finished.... I thought I had til the 23rd >
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:20 AM on Fri Jun 22 2012
@RitsukaFlame so I read your forum private message and have responded. we send multiple messages and emails but did not hear from you so were unsure of your participation.

long story short, you're able to keep your place :)
RitsukaFlame
said at 1:24 AM on Fri Jun 22 2012
@Foxwolf Thank you so much T^T It means so much to be ;___; Like you have no idea how much it means to me!!! Thank you!!! It really does mean the world to me ; n ;
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:30 AM on Fri Jun 22 2012
@RitsukaFlame trust me, we didn't want to lose you as a finalist but had to move forward to ensure we had 16 finalists. but now we have 17 :P
RitsukaFlame
said at 1:35 AM on Fri Jun 22 2012
@Foxwolf ; n ; Thank you so much T^T And I don't mind having 17 finalists :) In a sense maybe it was a good thing cuz it let another talented voice actor have a chance too
Zylphia
said at 9:00 PM on Thu Jun 21 2012
I'm hooked on LM-G1's performance! The ending was epic! :D
Hathor Liderc
said at 8:35 PM on Thu Jun 21 2012
theres 1 missing
MMBseven
said at 3:35 PM on Tue Jun 19 2012
I just listened to all of these guys! And you are all quite amazing! Good luck to all of you, you are all winners!
TsumaruRono
said at 2:23 PM on Tue Jun 19 2012
LM-G1...This guys is awesome!
ridingwithsonic
said at 2:15 PM on Tue Jun 19 2012
i love LM-G1 and SteveP's voices
OmegaSweet
said at 7:18 PM on Mon Jun 18 2012
Holy smokes!! mizura is amazing!!!
chibiansem02 (AYVO S1 Finalist)
said at 4:03 PM on Mon Jun 18 2012
Many thanks for removing me @_@ I've had horrific problems with my eyes and vision and can't use a computer screen for more than a few minutes right now, one less thing to worry about! :D Best of luck to all the finalists!
Lapianoman (AYVO S1 Quarter-Finalist)
said at 10:20 AM on Mon Jun 18 2012
Congrats to all! Very well deserved indeed! Now, the REAL work begins! ;)
Sammyman
said at 6:25 PM on Sun Jun 17 2012
Awesome congrats everyone xD
Tyler James Thompson
said at 1:32 AM on Sun Jun 17 2012
Congrats guys! I'm really happy for you :) I've known some of you guys for a while and its really nice to see you up here. You deserve it!
ChronoRabbit
said at 12:11 AM on Sun Jun 17 2012
Grats to the top 16!!! I had a blast recording for the callbacks. After listening to the top 16 I jotted some notes down and will most definitely come back to win season 3 :p
CrazyxVoice
said at 11:46 PM on Sat Jun 16 2012
what about the BTSrs?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:19 AM on Sun Jun 17 2012
@CrazyxVoice the form for submissions will be active some time tomorrow.
CrazyxVoice
said at 8:29 AM on Sun Jun 17 2012
@Foxwolf actually wat i meant was does the open public poll thing start in round one?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 3:41 PM on Sun Jun 17 2012
@CrazyxVoice it's actually already started with the Callback BTS :)

http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/act-your-voice-out/season-2/callbacks/behind-the-scenes/
Michelle Deco
said at 10:55 PM on Sat Jun 16 2012
I'd like some feedback please =]
RozenStar
said at 11:45 PM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@Michelle Deco Ditto
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 10:11 PM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Many of you have asked (and I have already answered) but let me address this again.

When I start doing my feedback this next week I WILL be letting you know (in general) where you ranked amongst the callbacks and what I thought your strengths and weaknesses were.

Obviously some of you were only a couple people away and a handful more of you were on one of the judges individual 'Top 16' lists. So just be patient and I will let you know about where you ranked in my feedback :)
OdellAtkinson
said at 5:29 AM on Sun Jun 17 2012
@OptimusSolo Thanks for the update Optimus. n_n
AWIG
said at 10:29 AM on Sun Jun 17 2012
@OptimusSolo Thanks for the update
MegaMac
said at 8:31 PM on Sun Jun 17 2012
@OptimusSolo Thanks! Means a lot. =)
ThisIsoRickx
said at 8:10 PM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Has anyone yet said that the judges actually made a good top 16.

NO all of you are crying because you didn't get in.

Some of the actors I know from this list are actors are the best on YouTube and I'm glad they are in the same competition together.

And have you ever thought that you have another chance for the next season.

When these actors don't get that chance now because if you are the top 16 you can't re-enter the contest.

This competition doesn't determine if you are good or bad so stop making it out that you have to prove you're a good VA by fighting the judges decision.

I was one of the callbacks and I'm proud they didn't pick me because i did this for fun not to be popular or to prove something.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:49 PM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@ThisIsoRickx Good attitude, but it's not fair to say "all of them" are crying. We've only really had one person be a bad sport about it, and even then things seem to have worked out. The others are a little disappointed, but not throwing a fit about it.
MegaMac
said at 9:39 PM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@ThisIsoRickx Every competition is, at its core, a clash of skill. Some comments, unlike others, aren't meant to be bitter, but rather to understand where they were lacking in comparison to others. Some, unlike others, take their acting very seriously and aim to get better and more renowned. It's a passion and possible future occupation for some.
RozenStar
said at 9:51 PM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@ThisIsoRickx They could be searching for other contests if they just like competing but I'd much rather look for more voice acting tasks.
OdellAtkinson
said at 5:31 AM on Sun Jun 17 2012
@ThisIsoRickx Well, this will probably have been the first and only time I can enter, as I'm starting to get a lot of professional work. So I'm a little bummed that I didn't get to butt heads in a fun only kind of sense. Cause my careers turning to fun but if I don't get this job I don't get to eat sense. So... Eh. Hehe.

But, definitely good luck to the 16.
MegaMac
said at 8:30 PM on Sun Jun 17 2012
@OdellAtkinson Heh, you're very lucky to have a chance to work in the field. What kind of job is it? Unfortunately, the area in which I live is not ideal at all for the voice over industry and there is very little, if anything around in which to professionally give me a chance. I am one of the ones who do take it considerably seriously so I'm just doing the best I can with what I have. =P Anywho, good luck!
OdellAtkinson
said at 3:22 AM on Tue Jun 19 2012
@MegaMac Some prelay, some voice match, some games. Stuff like this
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/597318
OdellAtkinson
said at 5:07 PM on Sat Jun 16 2012
e_e
AWIG
said at 5:17 PM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@OdellAtkinson I was bummed out you didn't make it dude. I was rooting for ya' as well. :P
OdellAtkinson
said at 5:27 AM on Sun Jun 17 2012
@AWIG Thanks AWIG, really appreciate the vote of confidence.
Strikernofear
said at 4:19 PM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Congrats to the top 16.
I'm not surprise i didn't make it, i kinda foreseen it. Atleast i'm less bummed because of that, but i really need to stop been naive and hopeful about certain things cause it's not good for me.
So i think from now on i'm gonna stick with the behind the scene thing, if i can, so i can enjoy myself without hitting any walls.
AMT
said at 8:10 PM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@Strikernofear On the contrary, sir. I listened to your callback submissions, and I gotta say, you for sure should've gotten a spot! Your recordings were really very good, the voices were appropriate and the acting was great! Definitely worthy! Don't fret! =D
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:20 AM on Sun Jun 17 2012
@AMT You make it sound like you think we made a mistake here AMT...so what would your Top 16 have been?
AMT
said at 1:14 AM on Sun Jun 17 2012
@OptimusSolo Let's not start anything, especially since this is not the appropriate area.

I'm just tryna keep his spirits high, his recordings were good, and I don't want him or any others who didn't make it begin to think they're not good enough.
Stephy Laurens
said at 10:00 AM on Sun Jun 17 2012
@OptimusSolo
You know...I'm wondering how the administrators grade the performances of the voice over auditions. I mean different people have their own opinions towards different people's deliveries. However, being so involved with the industry (and meeting Dan Green) I've learned that the only people who can judge a voice accurately is an ACTUAL experienced voice over actor. Meaning someone who has established a field in Cartoon, commercial or what other genre they might be involved in. So, I don't know who does the judging for the contest (Is it ALL the admins?) but in one case like this especially if it involves money and a top-winning rank, then an actual experienced talent that excels in THIS type of genre (which for the most part seems to be animation voices) would be most appropriate at this time. I am not trying to offend you and any of the other judges, but would you agree with me?

Believe me, I don't want to be a bother, but NOW I am starting to hear in my OWN voice over group that some people didn't deserve a spot in the Top 16.

But I guess we cannot go back and change that and we have to keep moving foward! So with that, I wish all the Top 16 finalists good luck with the rest of the competition! :)

Enjoy the rest of your day,

Stephy Laurens
Student voice actress at Edge Studio in NY
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 11:18 AM on Sun Jun 17 2012
@Stephy Laurens I agree and disagree. I would actually say a casting director or a voice over director would be more prone to be a better judge then an actual voice over artist. They are the ones who listen to real life auditions and select casts for shows and direct the voice over artists in their delivery.

To compare it to sports for a second, the all-star athletes usually are not as good as judging talent as the coaches, general managers etc etc. Why is that? Because their job is to excel at their talent whereas the others jobs are to discover, find, and 'coach' the talent. Hopefully that made sense :)

Also, @AMT, I wasn't trying to start anything, you may have read my comment wrong, I was simply curious who you would have selected as the Top 16. I saw it more as an opportunity to give even more people hope that just because 'we' didn't select them does not mean they weren't excellent! Its all in your interpretation my friend ;)
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 11:20 AM on Sun Jun 17 2012
@Stephy Laurens Sorry one last thing, yes I know that none of 'us admins' are professional voice actors however I would venture to say that we have spent more hours listening to, finding, recording and editing sound clips of voice actors than about 95% of the population, so that is something that should not be discounted :)
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 5:03 PM on Sun Jun 17 2012
@Stephy Laurens I too would agree and disagree. Agree that to get the most optimal Top 16, someone(s) with professional experience would ideal to judge. But you do realize how unrealistic that would be don't you? To get a pro to listen to 261 auditions, 89 callbacks AND judge all of them.
And if a pro should judge and decide the Top 16, then shouldn't only pro be allowed to vote during each round and NOT the community? A pro might as well just decide the winner.

Don't forget we're a voice actor FAN site. The contest is designed to be fun and for those serious about pursuing a career in voice acting to improve their skills. The prize(s) are an added bonus. And it's supposed to be fun for the 3 judges too (which are 3 Admins this year) :)

There is no way we can appease everyone with our decisions. It's just the nature of these things. Look at the talent shows on TV. Does everyone's favorites get in? No. And these ARE judged by pros :P
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:34 AM on Mon Jun 18 2012
@Stephy Laurens I agree completely with what they said. Sure, none of us are professional actors. But we know enough about voice acting to make fair judgements, offer feedback, and decide who gets to go on. Plus, we do have actual VAs as guest judges for the rounds. That's got to mean something.

Also, I'm curious as to whom you believe didn't belong in the top 16. IMO we picked the cream of this year's crop.
SCP21
said at 12:22 AM on Wed Jun 20 2012
@Stephy Laurens - Now last Season I was a judge and decided to enter this Season. Next Season I will be returning to the judges desk.

Granted this season with entering, I liked my takes and thought the judges feedback on my initial audition takes were a little off. Mostly being I KNOW the characters I did voices for so I KNOW their nuances and structures. So yeah I was bummed not getting further. That being said, I take it in stride that it's their choice to choose whom they thought were the better candidates in this round.

Just like my Callbacks, yes I liked them and the vocals and thought the acting / interpretations fit with the character and voice chosen. They deemed mine not fit for the Top 16. Which to each their own. I know I did the best I could with a severe cold.

I myself have been a part of various auditions, voice castings and interviewed a great deal of voice actors on this subject and many others. Each lending pieces to what makes a great voice actor. In the end it's the acting which I will admit mine is not totally up to par unless I am doing a character I know.

I chose last season according to how all things sounded, interpretations, acting, performance and many other areas. So I do backup the judges thoughts above and agree that yes there could have been others in the Top 16 but unless you get Voice Directors / Coaches it's not going to be much more than a fun and opinion based reality show.

But to end this I fully backup the judges here.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:25 AM on Wed Jun 20 2012
There is definitely many people who were worthy of getting into the Top 16 - but with 90+ callbacks in the end some deserving people were going to be left out so I realize a lot of people will be bummed, but when you only have 16 spots that is bound to happen.
SCP21
said at 12:29 AM on Wed Jun 20 2012
@OptimusSolo Ditto
LM-G1
said at 3:42 PM on Sat Jun 16 2012
I am so happy right now! Like, you guys have no idea of the size of the grin on my face! This is awesome. Truly, awesome! X)
LordCrehavos
said at 3:57 PM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@LM-G1 Dude, you've no idea how much you deserve the spot! You're one of the many super talented people roped into this finalist challenge. Looking forward to your performances!! :)
Der Grapist
said at 7:18 PM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@LM-G1 Freaky Fred... That is all.
LM-G1
said at 3:10 PM on Sun Jun 17 2012
@LordCrehavos Likewise man! :)
LM-G1
said at 3:11 PM on Sun Jun 17 2012
@Der Grapist ...NAUGGGHHHHTTTYYYYYY...
OmegaSweet
said at 7:30 PM on Mon Jun 18 2012
@LM-G1 You are AMAZING!!! Everyone is so good! Wow! I really wish you luck!
MasakoX
said at 3:31 PM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Oh well, well done to everyone who got through. Good job. :D
Sarge Ray
said at 3:27 PM on Sat Jun 16 2012
I said it last year, I'll say it again. YOU AIN'T SEEN THE LAST O' ME!
pickle131
said at 3:00 PM on Sat Jun 16 2012
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!!
Hathor Liderc
said at 2:41 PM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Well damn, guess I wasnt good enough.
TuxedoTaargus
said at 2:32 PM on Sat Jun 16 2012
I'm honored and humbled to be a part of the top 16. I knew from the beginning even from the few names I recognized on the callback list that they'd be completely brutal, and from listening to the submissions there was just an immense level of talent all across the board; I really do hope everyone is proud of their work, the judges assuredly did not have an easy time of this, haha

A big congratulations to all the finalists, I can tell already the competition will be fierce!
Mewsel
said at 1:48 PM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Wow, I'm quite surprised I made it xD
I wish I could start on round 1 right now, but I'm sick and my voice is just barely there ):

Congrats to everyone else who made it and best of luck in the competition!
And don't forget to have fun doing it :)
TwilitWing
said at 12:38 PM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Congrats to the Top 16. I'm bummed I didn't make it, but I know I did my best with my callbacks. Guess that's all that counts. xD
Der Grapist
said at 12:29 PM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Hearing the people in the Top 16 makes me realize I never even stood a chance. Oh well, good luck to you all, and try not to do anything sketchy, such as; sending swarms of killer bees to your competitors homes, summoning Godzilla, blackmailing your opponents with pictures of them dressed up as Peter Pan in a tutu while playing a Didgereedo, using black magic to curse someone with mange, starting the apocalypse, you know, usual stuff.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 2:45 PM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@Der Grapist lol, that is a WHOLE lot of random thrown in a bag. Nothing but evil can come from this :P
Der Grapist
said at 7:23 PM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@Foxwolf Evil? I have no idea what you mean.
Estellise
said at 12:14 PM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Congrats to the finalists! I hate to admit it but I'm a little sad I didn't make it, but there's always next time!

Good luck to the rest of you guys!
xapth
said at 12:05 PM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Congrats to all of the finalists!

The amount of sheer talent all of the auditioners have shown is incredible!

I guess this just means the rest of us will have to hone our skills, improve, and come back even stronger next season!
Kino
said at 11:42 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
If any of the admins have the time, I'd at least like to knnow where I placed. If there is a way I can please let me know. Even if its through forum PM. Thanks very much.
MegaMac
said at 10:31 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Aw, man. Bummer for sure. I was actually very content and confident in my callbacks. Way more so than my audition. Having that been said, I can honestly say I say didn't see much room for improvement, but as such, it would be awesome if I could understand more of why I was not chosen or where I "placed" in an assessment from the judges. It would really mean a lot! A PM would be fine so not to dwell too much on the callbacks page lol. And with that, congrats to those who made it! I was fairly certain I'd gain a spot alongside you. =/
SCP21
said at 10:52 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@MegaMac Ditto for me
OdellAtkinson
said at 5:08 PM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@SCP21 Yeeeah... I'd like feedback as well.
Mrbipolar
said at 10:19 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Wow... just wow. I am honored that you guys picked me. Thanks you!
Hayabusa47
said at 10:17 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
At first I was a little bummed but I realized this is also a way for me to improve on myself. I can honestly say I'm gonna stick with this in the voting and BTS and hopefully I'll be able to come back next season with a little improvement. It has definitely been an honor to even make it to the callbacks alongside such talented voice actors. Best of luck to all of you in the Top 16.
AWIG
said at 10:04 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
I was/am a little bummed out but like all of you have stated. It's the end, we try, try and try again right? Listening to my auditions and other people's I took notes on why I didn't get picked and there's always room for improvement. So if you are reading this and feel discouraged. Don't. It sucks but we move forward. I've faced rejection for most of my life. Picking out Radio and Voice-Over as my careers in life has not been easy, specially living so far away in Puerto Rico since I've always felt my uphill climb is a little higher than most but yet I still remain determined. It's difficult not seeing the light at the end of the tunnel but well like i said, I keep moving forward. Sometimes little things as this great contest seem the world to us because we don't have that mainstream access but really I guess my message for all of us is that there are no losers here, only smart, brilliant and determined people. Even if it's for a hobbies or a good time, this is our time. The next generation of artists. I am proud to be among you all. *salutes* To the staff, though I am new here, it's been a hell of a ride and I was sincerely impressed by your level of professionalism!

I would love to keep participating behind the scenes and hopefully people will get a kick out of them. In the meantime I spend my time hosting a geeky podcast which is what my username stands for. "A Week in Geekdom" - AWIG. (Sorry if it's a shameless plug! lol)

So for all the top 16 know that I am both excited and envious of you guys LOL! :) BEST OF LUCK.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 10:05 PM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@AWIG Thanks for the kind comments man! I also am part of a geeky network of podcasts "GeekCast Radio Network" I will have to check your show(s) out sometime!
SCP21
said at 12:25 AM on Wed Jun 20 2012
@AWIG That's pretty cool dude. I too am trying my hardest to get into Voice Acting. So good luck there.

On the podcast that's interesting. As OptimusSolo stated above him being a part of the "GeekCast Radio Network", I am the Primary Co-Founder of the network. Drop me a line about the show sometime. Definitely interested in all things Geek!
Kuro630
said at 9:38 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Congrates to all those who made it! A little bummed that i didn't make it but looking forward to hearing the competition between you all.
SCP21
said at 9:24 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Well congrats to those in the Top 16! It was fun while it lasted. See you guys when I am back to judging in Season 3! Good luck!
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 8:58 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Round 1 is up guys. Now keep doing what you've been doing and knock us off our feet!

http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/act-your-voice-out/season-2/round-1/

now time for bed .... ZZZzzzzzzzzz
Seymour
said at 8:16 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Wow...I didn't think I'd get a slot in this.
Thank you so much guys! :D
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 8:40 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@Seymour No, thank you for auditioning! Congrats and good luck to you and the other 15!
Stephy Laurens
said at 8:17 PM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@Seymour
Very, Very nice job Seymour! I wanted to hear a little more variation in your voices, but your emotions were spot on! It always brought a lot of comedy. Your mic quality is clear, you have precise diction and I could feel your emotions within those lines for your audition!

What really helps to gain variance in your voice are many different accents! They could be somewhat hard to learn, but with some practice they should come to you naturally! I've really enjoyed your performance! Thanks for sharing your talent with everyone at BTVA.com and the public "ear" ;) Also, if you voice act on YouTube, please let me know! Thanks! Best of luck to you in the finals!

Stephy Laurens- Admin of "YouTube Voice Actors/Actresses" group on Facebook!
Seymour
said at 9:16 PM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@Stephy Laurens
actually yes I do voice act on Youtube.
"SeymourVAA" is my handle on there :)
LordCrehavos
said at 6:11 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
(Has been thoroughly checking out competition for few hours...Is rather confident in own abilities...) Hehehe... >w>
Seymour
said at 8:40 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@LordCrehavos well your icon is Cell.....
LordCrehavos
said at 3:55 PM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@Seymour It's only naturally then! Haha. Nah, this should be extremely interesting. I can't wait to see everyone's performances.
finalCrystine
said at 6:06 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Yay! Look at those finalists. Amazing work guys, you deserve it.
AMT
said at 5:16 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Well, I wont lie, I am surprised and bummed, but congrats to those who did make it.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 5:52 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@AMT don't be bummed. you were in our top 25 batch.
awsmith2006
said at 5:59 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@Foxwolf Congrats to the top 16, I'm looking forward to seeing what they do!

Out of curiousity, is there any way to find out how close/far I was from making it? I was feeling pretty confident, but now I don't know what to think...
AMT
said at 6:14 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@awsmith2006 I'm with you, friend, I was pretty confident myself... I actually thought your callback was very good, I especially like the Ed, Edd n' Eddy recording! XD
AWIG
said at 8:36 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@AMT Same here. Better luck next time for us. In my case I guess I was my own worst enemy, I could have done a better job but I tripped and stumbled on what I should have I been recording for an "audition"
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 8:40 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@awsmith2006 I personally let people know where they stacked up when I do my feedback which will start this week so yea I will let you know :)
Martin Perks
said at 5:13 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Aww man, I didn't make it. Well congrats to all that got through and I wish you the best of the luck with the rest of the contest!
MrLeekspin
said at 4:48 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Well done to all the finalists, I listened to you all and you're all very talented! Best of luck for the rest of the competition!
Stingervoice (AYVO S1 Runner-Up)
said at 2:58 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Congrats to all of the finalists! Amazingly talented group. I can't wait to hear more from you all.

To everyone that didn't make it, don't be discouraged. All of the auditions sounded really good and you should all be proud of what you've done! Seriously great job everyone :]

@Judges: Good luck in the rest of the season. You may have narrowed it down to 16 but from what I've heard you still really have your work cut out for you! :]

Super excited to see how this pans out. GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!!

God Bless,
-Ray
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 3:31 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@Stingervoice the page will be updated later to showcase the Callbacks for each Finalist since they were just as important as the Auditions in making our decisions :)
YukariKanashii88
said at 2:09 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Congrats ya'll! Can't wait for feedback this week!
TomStheVoice
said at 1:51 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Sooo excited...and yet soooo scared! All these contestants sound fantastic! Good luck to everyone. :D
LordCrehavos
said at 2:35 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@TomStheVoice Dude, I see you as a very worthy adversary. Trust me, you'll do fine. :)
TomStheVoice
said at 2:38 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@LordCrehavos Thanks dude! Loved yours! I may or may not see what you did there with your second voice. Teamfourstar fan too? :)
LordCrehavos
said at 2:45 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@TomStheVoice No problem, and haha well I think I could've personally done better but apparently I made up for it with the callbacks. Yeah totally a TFS fan, but that portrayal was more a Kai Frieza voice imitation. xP
TomStheVoice
said at 2:56 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@LordCrehavos I honestly think Littlekurriboh and Pgirts had a child somewhere, because the Kai version of Frieza sounds like a blend of the two. Naturally, I'd hear some TFS in there, though in this case more strongly than you may have intended. I enjoyed it regardless. I look forward to hearing more from ya! :)
LordCrehavos
said at 3:03 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@TomStheVoice Chris Ayres is very talented in my opinion, love his Frieza to death. I try to take essence from that, Little Kuriboh, and blend in my own little mix. It's quite fun! I like voicing Cell way more though (first voice I did). And same with you, my friend, you're stuff already has me hooked. ^-^
mizura
said at 1:43 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Well this is an unexpected n' pleasant surprise~
Congrats to all of the other finalists too!
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 1:29 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
haha and now everyone gets to see why choosing a cool looking avatar is more important than they thought :)
LordCrehavos
said at 2:31 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@OptimusSolo That's why I made certain to have one ;)
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 8:45 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@I_am_onlive No you can't and you didn't last year and you didn't this year. I am not trying to be mean but sometimes people need to hear the truth and the truth is that you can't even hold a candle to any of these finalists or the finalists from last year. You would need to put hundreds of hours of practice and get professional coaching if you ever wanted to truly be on their level. Thats how far you would need to go man.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 10:02 PM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@I_am_onlive Heard the same stuff last year. Don't get me wrong I really hope you take some lessons or get some tutoring from someone and really improve your work...but you didn't improve any really from last year so I'm not sure you are willing to put in the time and effort honestly. Hopefully you prove me wrong someday though
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:23 AM on Sun Jun 17 2012
@I_am_onlive I'm not sure why you keep saying that "quality not quantity" of course its about quality. It has been about quality for us in every decision we have made in this season and the last season. So, how does your little quote have anything to do with what has or is going on here? You have had neither quality or quantity up to this point, I'm sorry man but the truth hurts sometimes. As I said though I hope you practice a lot (and not just on your own) with a coach or through some classes or something to that effect and get better. The good thing for you is you only have one direction you can go at this point...and that's getting better.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:45 AM on Sun Jun 17 2012
@I_am_onlive Not being rude at all man, just being honest. Sometimes you need people to be honest with you if you ever hope to achieve anything. The honest truth is you need a LOT of work. Hopefully you are willing to put the effort and work in to achieve success though!
Pgirts (AYVO S1 Winner / Master Of Memes)
said at 1:25 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Oh yes.
http://tinyurl.com/7875tyv
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:30 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Pgirts .... AYVO Champion .... and the Master Of Memes.
Pgirts (AYVO S1 Winner / Master Of Memes)
said at 1:51 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@Foxwolf Um, can I get that added to the little title thingamajig by my username?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 4:01 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@Pgirts you mean like so?
Pgirts (AYVO S1 Winner / Master Of Memes)
said at 4:02 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@Foxwolf Holy sh*t, lmao.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 4:22 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@Pgirts you didn't think I'd do it did ya? you see, the beauty of you being the winner of season 1 is, NO ONE else can share that title ;)

let's bug Stinger to come up with a fancy title for himself too lol
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 1:22 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Just a note of possible advice for the Top 16 Finalists. You can always go back and listen to the various rounds from Season 1 and see who made it past that round and who was eliminated to get a better idea of what to expect and what is expected.
luciouscbt
said at 1:22 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Well it's been fun guys. Until next time...maybe.
FoxyLee13
said at 1:15 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
this was so fun. i look forward to next season! Hopefully i'll be good enough by then. Id love to see my feedback for this!
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 1:16 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@FoxyLee13 I will be posting all of my feedback beginning this next week :)
FoxyLee13
said at 11:33 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@OptimusSolo Thank ya so much! I'm gonna train my hardest for next season!! :D
LordCrehavos
said at 1:15 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Round 1 goes up tomorrow sometime, correct?
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 1:16 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@LordCrehavos Well where I live, technically later today ;)
LordCrehavos
said at 1:19 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@OptimusSolo Lovely! I'm excited to see what sort of series we're starting out with first, especially with Kyle judging this particular round. Brace yourselves, my friends, I'm bringing the fire to this competition. >:)
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 1:20 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@LordCrehavos Hmmm, you may be onto something with part of that statement.......
TamaRanEd
said at 1:22 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@OptimusSolo Looking forward to this challenge as a BTS'r myself. This contest is buzzing even for the friendly section of it XD
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 1:25 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@TamaRanEd That's awesome!
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:36 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@LordCrehavos assuming sleep deprivation doesn't get the better of me, Round 1 will be up by the time you wake up tomorrow morning (US time).

An email will also be sent out to each of the Top 16 along with Round 1 details. This will be a regular thing for new Rounds and results.
LordCrehavos
said at 2:36 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@Foxwolf Sounds good dude. I'll keep my eyes peeled :)
NCZ (Admin)
said at 1:15 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
In the words of Dante:
"This party's gettin' crazy. Let's rock!"
TamaRanEd
said at 1:15 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Congrats to those who made it and unlucky for those who didn't, best of luck next time.

Looking forward to the next round :D
animefangel
said at 1:12 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Well didn't make it, but that's okay! Good luck Fianlists!
Sarahcfgirl
said at 1:11 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Sadly, got my hopes up a bit c': Well, maybe next season. Good luck to the finalists! I envy you all! x'D
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 1:11 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
BTW I created a thread in the forums for anyone who would like to put themselves in our shoes and select the Top 16. Pretty simple concept, just post a reply in the forums with your choices for the Top 16, now that you can listen to the auditions and the callback performances. I said simple concept.....not simple task ;)
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:10 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Thanks for everyone's patience. We spent a lot of the last few hours deliberating on each of our choices to make sure we understood and agreed on why they deserved a spot in the Top 16.
SheilaMGagne
said at 1:10 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Congratulations to the finalists! I look forward to hearing you battle it out for the top spot. :)
Tara St. Michel
said at 1:08 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Congrats to the finalists! I wish you the best of luck in the rest of the contest!
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 1:07 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Sounds like some of you guys would be primed to re-record your Trial 3 performances ;)
BobcatXtreme
said at 1:06 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Dang. I didn't make it to the finalists. Oh well, next season, I guess. Good luck to all the finalists nonetheless. :)
asmithhers
said at 1:06 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Congrats to those who made it! I know the competition was beyond fierce.
MightyMoose
said at 1:05 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Oh. Oh wow.
Oh wow oh wow oh wow oh wow.
I'M SO EXCITED.
MightyMoose
said at 1:15 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@MightyMoose And of course, congratulations to the other Top 16. Best of luck to everyone involved in the coming weeks!
SteveP
said at 1:04 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Wow...I mean just wow! Thank you so much guys! I'm so excited that I made it! I can't wait for the challenge ahead! Congrats to the others as well and to the folks who still did their best!
HappyAsian2521
said at 1:03 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Way to go guys! I can't wait to see the winner.
Shadowlink4321
said at 1:01 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Oh well. being a "callbacker" is good enough for me. Congrats to all finalist, and have fun.
Kino
said at 1:01 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Ahhhh well. Ill have to try again next year
LordCrehavos
said at 1:01 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Woah I made it! I had my doubts I would! Congrats to my fellow finalists, and kudos to everyone else who auditioned!
Dillon Taylor
said at 12:58 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Congrats to the finalists!
AWIG
said at 12:57 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Congrats to everyone who made it :)
PurpleMokona101
said at 12:57 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
congrats everyone XD i'm so proud of everyone
EliteF50
said at 12:56 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Congrats, everyone!
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:54 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Congratulations to all of the finalists! For those that didn't make it please understand that many of you were VERY VERY close to making it. Hope all of you participate in the behind the scenes portion as well as vote for the finalists each round! Good Luck Finalists!!
SheilaMGagne
said at 12:57 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@OptimusSolo Is there any way we can find out which place we were at or how close we were to making it? Thanks and good luck to the finalists!
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:59 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
@SheilaMGagne As I post my feedback in the forums I usually let people know where the fell (about) in the whole process - Hence, why my feedback does not get written until after the finalists have been announced :)