Round 4 - Theme: Looney Tunes


All members of BTVA are welcome to submit a performance for voice acting practice or just for fun! See below for details.

Welcome to the semi-finals our 4 remaining finalists. You've battled hard in the worlds of fighting, ponies and robots. So take a load off and have a smile and a laugh as you enter the world of Looney Tunes. It was over 50 years ago that the genius and legendary voice acting talent of Mel Blanc and many others gave birth to iconic characters such as Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, as well as an array of other wild, wacky and uniquely funny characters.

Your mission for Round 4 however will not be to take on the Looney Tunes characters that are known for their iconic voices and acting. You'll be voicing minor characters and ones not normally recognized for their voice acting. Looney Tunes characters are known for their eccentricity and often stereotypes, so it will be your job to create the most "cartoony" characters possible whilst retaining a believability in your acting.
Remember, this also isn't about imitation. Use the dialogue and character descriptions to come up with voices you feel will best fit the characters.

Your monologues have been written with minimal guides and all emphasis/inflections/pauses/exaggerations etc. have been removed from the words. It will be up to you how you deliver your lines/words. And don't forget, when it comes to Looney Tunes, which would fall under the "Comedy" genre, timing of your delivery will be key.

There will be a couple of challenges in this round.
- Character #1: once again performing a monologue, this time of longer length than previous rounds.
- Character #2: on top of voicing their primary character, sometimes voice actors are asked to voice minor characters that only have a couple of lines. For your second character's monologue, you will voice the depicted character as well an extra character that appears in that monologue.
- Challenge #1: perform 2 different versions of each monologue. Voice directors often like listening to multiple approaches to the same lines and choosing the best one.
- Challenge #2: you'll need to create 3 distinct voices. 2 for your primary characters, 1 for your minor character.

No doubt this is your biggest challenge yet, but your reward will be earning a spot in the Finals! So until then ... badeep badeep, that's all folks!

2 Finalists with the most votes will move on.
2 Finalists will be eliminated.

Click on a character image to display their description and lines that you will voice act and record.
Wile E. Coyote

(Wile confronts the Road Runner, announcing that he should be prepared to be hunted and eaten)
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Wile E. Coyote, Supergenius. I like the way it rolls out. Wile E. Coyote, Supergenius. To continue, I am not selling anything, nor am I working my way through college. So, let's get down to cases. You are a road runner and I am going to eat you for supper. Now, don't try to get away. I am more muscular, more cunning, faster, and larger than you are, and, I'm a genius, while you could hardly pass the entrance examinations to kindergarten. Now then, I can easily understand why it should puzzle you that a person of my intelligence, I.Q. 207 super genius, should devote his valuable time chasing you, this ridiculous road runner, this bird that appears to be so skinny, scrawny, stringy, unappetizing, anemic, ugly and misbegotten. Ah, but how little you know about yourself. Actually, the road runner is to the taste buds of a coyote, what caviar, champagne, filet mignon and chocolate fudge are to the taste buds of a man. So, I'll give you the customary two minutes to say your prayers.

Despite is infamous failure to capture the Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote is actually a genius. His knowledge, intellect and ingenuity just happen to be counteracted by his terrible bad luck. Not commonly known for speaking, when Wile does speak, he speaks in a refined and high class kinda of way.

(Chester and his tough friend Spike walk the streets while Chester is suggesting things that they can do)
Chester: "You want me to dig up some bones for ya? Anything you say Spike. Coz you and me is pals. Dat's right ain't it Spike? Hey Spike, you wanna play ball? Huh Spike? You wanna? Huh? Huh? Huh Spike? You wanna? Huh?"
Spike: (slaps Chester away) "Neh."
Chester: "Nah, you wouldn't like dat would you Spike. *pause* Hey Spike. How bout we chase cars huh? Does that sound like fun?"
Spike: (slaps Chester away) "Neh."
Chester: "Nahaha, that wouldn't be no fun he he. *pause* How bout beatin' up a cat? Would you like dat Spike? Huh? Would you like dat Spike? Huh? Spike?"
Spike: "Cat? You know where is it a cat?"
Chester: "Yeah, sure Spike. Sure sure. I know where is it a cat. (both walk to find the cat) Oh boy, we're gonna have fun beatin' up a cat. Ain't we Spike? (they bump into a cat and chase it. The cat slams a door onto Spike's face) Dat's a dirty underhanded trick to do to ya Spike. I'll show dat cat he can't do dat to my pal."
Spike: "Neh. I'll take care of dat cat myself."
Chester: "Go get 'im Spike! Go get 'im! Spike is my hero".

Chester is a small terrier who considers Spike the big bulldog to be his best friend. He can be seen as quite an irritating tag-along friend who yacks almost non-stop. He looks up to Spike, has the utmost respect and will do anything to please him. Both dogs live on the street and their English speaking isn't always perfect.
Lola Bunny

(Lola has become infactuated with Daffy Duck and becomes jealous when he talks about asking out another girl)
Hello Daffy. I never noticed how handsome you were. You have a really big beak. So, have you given any thought on who you want to invite on your romantic date? And is it anyone I know? (Daffy responds and Lola's tone changes) So, you're gonna go out with her? Whatdya even know about this girl? She could be trouble. She could be dangerous. Not every girl is as "stable" as me. And you said her name is Tina right? That's not even a real name. It's a made-up name like "Ballswick" or "Kathrard". She must have you so duped. You want me to leave? Fine. But you are making a huge mistake. Tina's crazy. She's a crazy person! She's a crazy, fake-named person who's probably a stalker! (jumps out window) I'm just gonna leave this ladder here ... for later. (heads home) I can't lose him. I've got to stop that date. And I know just how I'm going to do it. Is it weird to talk to myself? No it's not weird. You think I need a haircut? I dunno. If you grow out your bangs. Ooooo, that's a good idea.

Lola is a late teen/young adult rabbit who is desperately seeking love. Whenever she sets her sights on a guy, she does not let up and gets jealous very easily. She's also known to be quite the oddball in the way she talks and behaves.
Witch Hazel

(Hazel is proud to be known as the ugliest witch of all but becomes worried when a new ugly arrives on the scene. This new ugly is a little girl dressed up in a Halloween costume)
Hazel: "Double double, toil and trouble. Fire burn, and cauldron bubble. *witch-like laugh* Hee hee he he he he he he he. (dances to get some ingredients and passes her magic mirror) Magic mirror on the wall, who's the ugliest one of all? (is told she is) I'm so deathly afraid of getting pretty as I grow older. Pretty? *witch-like laugh* He he he he he he he. (goes back to cauldron) I could finish this goop tonight if only I had some (there's a knock on the door) guests. Coming chaps!"
Kid: "Evening granny. Do you have any goodies for a Halloween witch?"
Hazel: (talks to self) "Witch? I don't remember seeing her at any of the union meetings. But my, isn't she the ugliest little thing? He he he he. (in realization) Huh?! Ugly? (runs back to mirror and scaredly asks) Magic mirror on the wall. Who's the ugliest one of all?" (is told Halloween kid is far uglier) She is?? Darling. Come in come in come in come in. I warn you deary. I'm going to worm all of your ugly secrets out of you. Tell me now, who undoes your hair?"
Kid: "Do you like it?"
Hazel: "Like it? Why it's absolutely hideous!"
Kid: "I did myself up tonight"
Hazel: "There's nothing like a home permanent. Oh but I mustn't be such a selfish hostess. Wait right here and I'll stir up some tea and goodies. Make yourself homely."

As her name states, Hazel is a witch and does typical things that an evil witch would do like brewing spells and recipes in her cauldron, hunting animals or little children and flying around on her broomstick. She's known to be quite vain and loves the fact that she is so ugly.
Voting has ended.
Playing: Lola Bunny & Witch Hazel
Monologue 1
Monologue 2
Monologue 3
Monologue 4

The start of your Lola's were great but I felt some of the crazy/jealous parts were generally weak, didn't sound natural and felt forced. Hazel had great acting, though I could hear your regular voice in your witch voice. Laughs were fantastic as always.

Agrees (9)  Disagrees (1)

I felt the obsessive/psychoticness in monologue 1ís ending and "made-up name" part was a little underdone, but the second one was stronger. Hazel sounded kind of girlish at times, but your acting and high pitch captured the fact that she's a wicked witch.

Agrees (2)  Disagrees (0)
Playing: Wile E. Coyote & Chester
Monologue 1
Monologue 2
Monologue 3
Monologue 4

Your first Wile was overall too fast and seemed to run on. Your second stood out, significantly better. You took your time and emphasized words. Your first Chester was spot on with voice, energy and annoying personality!! Your Spike's were also good.

Agrees (4)  Disagrees (1)

I preferred the first monologue for both characters. You excelled at Wile E.ís boastful personality. Spike sounded.appropriately big and gruff, while Chester was manic and a fast-talker. However, I did like the condescending delivery in monologue 2.

Agrees (2)  Disagrees (0)
Playing: Lola Bunny & Witch Hazel
Monologue 1
Monologue 2
Monologue 3
Monologue 4

First off, well done on the huge variation between your Lola's, though some of them didn't seem to fit the lines. Hazel's voice was a little young and sometimes inconsistent. Your energy and range were great for both but parts felt unnatural and forced.

Agrees (8)  Disagrees (3)

Really liked your take on Lola; you really played up her clingy personality in the first and the jealousy/rage in the second. Unfortunately, I felt Hazel was pretty hit-or-miss. When it hit, it was pretty good, but it was a little inconsistent at times.

Agrees (3)  Disagrees (0)
Playing: Wile E. Coyote & Chester
Monologue 1
Monologue 2
Monologue 3
Monologue 4

Perfection is the only word for your first Wile. Voice, energy, timing, inflections, character confidence just brilliant. Second was solid but was tamer. Your second faster speaking Chester was superb. Fit the character much more than the first.

Agrees (7)  Disagrees (3)

Excellent smugness in the first Wile E. monologue. The second was good too but lacked the first one's punch. Now for Spike, I preferred the second one where he spoke faster, sounding more overly-energetic and excitable. Strong performance overall.

Agrees (2)  Disagrees (2)

17 BTSers Have Approved Performances:

I_am_onlive , Mickwhitefire28 , CatsTuxedo , Dogman15 , SmartyBoyboy , RozenStar , One Born , cardboardwalk , JoeyKat , FoxyLee13 , The Flaming E , Pokejedservo , VocalChameleon , VocAwe , AWIG , Strikernofear , AMT

4 BTVA Members Have Approved Performances:

Messycat , Pgirts , Lapianoman , RitsukaFlame

Check out the Behind-The-Scenes performances for Round 4. After you've enjoyed listening to them, why not vote for your favorite!


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said at 2:26 AM on Wed Aug 22 2012
Done! That was the hardest thing i ever did. Not the first part, the last part.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 9:20 PM on Sat Aug 25 2012
@Strikernofear you mean the second part of your submission and how it was in Japanese? I had no idea what you were recording, but it sounded cool!
said at 4:36 PM on Tue Aug 21 2012
What's the file size limit? I can't upload it because the size is 7,37 Mo, length 3:13.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 9:19 PM on Tue Aug 21 2012
@Strikernofear 5 megs. is there any way you can compress it a little?
said at 2:23 AM on Wed Aug 22 2012
@Foxwolf Yeah, i just needed to know the limit before converting in order to avoid sacrificing too much of the quality.
said at 9:58 PM on Sun Aug 12 2012
Well done to M0M0KI and TuxedoTaargus. Sorry to hear Bree and TomStheVoice bow out. Hope to see you both next season?
said at 11:11 PM on Sat Aug 11 2012
Congratulations you two! A well deserved advancement that I'm sure a lot of people are looking forward to following. TomSTheVoice, I know it must be disappointing, but for what it's worth you have much respect from me, well done.
said at 11:31 PM on Sat Aug 11 2012
Thank you so much! I appreciate that. :)
said at 10:43 PM on Sat Aug 11 2012
Tux, I'm rooting for you all the way to the end!
said at 9:10 AM on Sun Aug 12 2012
@Seymour Thanks bro, I won't give it anything less than my best! :)
said at 10:42 PM on Sat Aug 11 2012
Aw snap! Awesome job you all!! Tom and Bree, you put up a good fight in this competition. You still get the bragging rights to say you made it to the top 4!
said at 6:54 PM on Sat Aug 11 2012
Congrats to MOM0KI and TUXEDOTAARGUS for making it through! Break a leg in the finals!!

BREE and TOMSTHEVOICE, sad to see you go.
said at 6:35 PM on Sat Aug 11 2012
Congrats the finalists! To those that lost, you did a hell of an awesome job!
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 6:10 PM on Sat Aug 11 2012
Congrats to all four of you and best of luck to the Final Two!
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 6:10 PM on Sat Aug 11 2012
At this point it's all about the votes as we said before - who can rally the most support for the finals now!
said at 4:07 PM on Sat Aug 11 2012
And so, my journey ends. :)

It was a valiant effort, and a tremendous honor to be selected as among the Top 4 of 261 auditions! Alas, I will continue to work hard at becoming professional. :)

Congrats to ALL finalists who made it in, and of course the final two. Good luck to ya Tux! And Momoki! I really enjoyed competing and becoming friends with you and the finalists! :)

Now if you'll all excuse me, I shall hibernate in the depths of the internet, waiting for the next season to begin.
said at 4:12 PM on Sat Aug 11 2012
@TomStheVoice Oh Tom~ You will be missed... We shall talk later today then? 8'D
said at 6:34 PM on Sat Aug 11 2012
@MOM0KI Of course! Again, congrats! :)
said at 1:49 PM on Sun Aug 12 2012
@TomStheVoice It's been a real privilege getting to compete with you, Tom. We gotta keep in touch. :)
said at 8:55 PM on Sun Aug 12 2012
@TomStheVoice You did great mate :)
said at 2:13 AM on Mon Aug 13 2012
@TuxedoTaargus But of course! Twas a great privilege to compete with you as well, and I have you on Skype. :D

@TaZZerath, Thank you so much :)
said at 3:56 PM on Sat Aug 11 2012
Congrats to the top four and good luck to the final two! :)
said at 3:44 PM on Sat Aug 11 2012
Congrats guys!!! It was a tough round!
NCZ (Admin)
said at 3:32 PM on Sat Aug 11 2012
A little late, but my feedback is in.

It's such a shame to see Bree and Tom go because they continually impressed me throughout the contest. The fact that they made it all the way to round 4 is an achievement by itself. Great job, you two.

As for Momoki and TuxedoTaargus, you two have also delivered consistently strong performances throughout the contest. This next round will definitely be the toughest both for the competitors and for the voters. And that's the way I like it.
Lapianoman (AYVO S1 Quarter-Finalist)
said at 3:26 PM on Sat Aug 11 2012
Congrats to Momoki and TuxedoTaargus!
said at 3:08 PM on Sat Aug 11 2012
Woah, I did not see this coming. I figured Tom would be one of the two, regardless, congrats to everyone who has made it this far, and congrats to MOM0KI and TUXEDOTAARGUS for making it to the finals.
said at 2:56 PM on Sat Aug 11 2012
I'm so honored to be one of the final 2! ;.; Can't wait to see what Tux will bring to the table and what the final round is *_*
said at 12:17 PM on Sat Aug 11 2012
So when do we get to hear the results? :)
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 2:32 PM on Sat Aug 11 2012
@Messycat they're up now :)
said at 11:53 PM on Thu Aug 9 2012
Great to see it's anyone's game at this stage with some top quality performances still being produced. Variations are definitely tough to produce!

From the girls, while I liked Bree's variation on Lola Bunny, I felt her Witch Hazel was too youngish-sounding. M0M0KI's Lola sounded a little flat at times around the jealousy parts and the Witch Hazel wasn't quite 'witchy' enough.

From the boys... it was tough. TomStheVoice Wile E's didnt have much variation (to me) but were still great sounding, and his first Chester was very in-character. TuxedoTaargus though really nailed both characters so he got my vote this time.

Good luck everyone! Can't wait for the BTS :)
Lapianoman (AYVO S1 Quarter-Finalist)
said at 4:19 PM on Thu Aug 9 2012
I had the Wile E monologue all set to upload...but I changed my mind.
said at 4:22 PM on Thu Aug 9 2012
@Lapianoman Aww...why?
Lapianoman (AYVO S1 Quarter-Finalist)
said at 8:18 PM on Thu Aug 9 2012
@Messycat I decided to go with Chester and Spike, even though Chester's voice was a challenge.
said at 10:31 PM on Thu Aug 9 2012
@Lapianoman Ah! Good reason then!
said at 10:31 PM on Thu Aug 9 2012
@Lapianoman Although you could've done both! I did both Lola and Hazel and put them in one mp3. :)
Lapianoman (AYVO S1 Quarter-Finalist)
said at 12:30 PM on Fri Aug 10 2012
@Messycat Hmmm...maybe I should? If one of the Admins can kill my submission, I'll add the 2 together & re-upload.
said at 1:07 PM on Fri Aug 10 2012
@Lapianoman Foxwolf did it for me after my first submission. So they definitely can.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 3:38 PM on Fri Aug 10 2012
@Lapianoman you're good to go now
Lapianoman (AYVO S1 Quarter-Finalist)
said at 9:25 AM on Sat Aug 11 2012
@Foxwolf Thank you sir! You should have my new submission.
said at 11:27 AM on Thu Aug 9 2012
After listening to all the performances I voted for Tux, a great job indeed sir. The rest did an amazing job as well but you can only vote once >_
said at 11:53 AM on Thu Aug 9 2012
@AWIG which is so hard to do!
said at 10:47 PM on Thu Aug 9 2012
@Messycat I know O__O, I want to be fair with votes so I usually try and forget about the user and solely concentrate on the acting.
said at 4:07 PM on Fri Aug 10 2012
@AWIG I'm new to the board and don't know any of the users yet but that's definitely a good approach!
Even when you've liked someone's work from the beginning (or vice versa) they can surprise or disapoint. Different themes/styles call for different strengths.
said at 12:09 AM on Sat Aug 11 2012
@Messycat Glad to have you on board, I'm brand new myself. I had been visiting the site for a long while but it wasn't until the contest started that I decided to join :P. And yeah, people need to realize that anyone and everyone at any point can be good or bad, just because we weren't good at "looney tunes", it don't mean we suck at everything.
said at 3:56 PM on Mon Aug 13 2012
@AWIG Welcome to you too then!
I didn't have a chance to join the contest as I only arrived half way through it. Although I had to ask if I would be allowed since I actually work professionally as a VA and I cannot. But at least I can have fun behind the scenes. ^__^
Was hoping to make a good showing at the looney tunes round since 'cartoony' is mostly what I do. But ah well...
said at 9:00 PM on Sat Aug 18 2012
@Messycat Oh niiice :) didn't know that! I am envious of your work ^__^.
said at 7:59 AM on Sun Aug 19 2012
@AWIG *blush*
I guess you are an aspiring VA yourself?
It's a tough profession to get into but so worth it if you can! Always so much fun.
said at 11:48 AM on Sun Aug 19 2012
@Messycat It's been my dream ever since I did a voice over play on a mother goose puppet show when I was in the sixth grade! I love everything from commercials to regular acting. :P
said at 5:41 PM on Wed Aug 8 2012
How many judges are there this round? So far I only see feedback for the contestants from Foxwolf.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:38 PM on Wed Aug 8 2012
@Messycat The same three. I've been busy and haven't really had a chance to listen.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 2:56 AM on Thu Aug 9 2012
@Messycat Also, there are no more 'Judge's Picks' so it is all up to the people's votes from here on out...
said at 7:30 AM on Thu Aug 9 2012
@OptimusSolo oh! So it goes straight from 4 down to 1? Or is there still a 1 vs 1 round finals?
said at 10:17 AM on Thu Aug 9 2012
@Messycat It's still 1 vs. 1, 2 people move on this round from peoples choice.
said at 3:28 PM on Thu Aug 9 2012
@MOM0KI cool. Can't wait to see who goes head to head. Good luck!
said at 5:46 PM on Thu Aug 9 2012
@Messycat =)
said at 11:55 PM on Thu Aug 9 2012
@OptimusSolo so this means no more judges feedback? That's a shame, it shouldn't matter it's down to the people now.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 12:25 AM on Fri Aug 10 2012
@TaZZerath We can still give feedback. We just have no control over who moves on.
said at 12:55 AM on Fri Aug 10 2012
@NCZ I guess because Messycat didn't ask about votes just about judges feedback it was possible I misinterpreted Optimus' answer.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 3:21 AM on Fri Aug 10 2012
@TaZZerath Not a problem. The change in days threw me off this time, I prefer to have my feedback in before the voting opens but I missed the boat this time and now have been playing catch up with work this week -
said at 4:08 PM on Fri Aug 10 2012
@TaZZerath yeah I didn't mean votes at all, I was really curious to read judges feedback, which I think should still be given.
said at 2:58 PM on Wed Aug 8 2012
Hmmm... Choosing for this round was kinda tricky.

Tux's Wile E. was very well done, and I enjoyed it, but I preferred TomS's Chester as well. However, they both did very well for both characters.

Bree gave a decent performance, and I felt that Lola felt more natural. However, the acting somewhat felt a bit forced, well from my perspective anyway.

And then we have MOM0KI, who has continued to impress me throughout this competition. Her acting was well done, the changes in her "mood" in Lola transitioned very well to me, and GEEZ, her witch hazel laugh... marvelous.

So overall, all actors this round have done a very good performance, but my vote goes to MOM0KI.
said at 8:59 PM on Tue Aug 7 2012
TOMSTHEVOICE'S Wile E. was good. Chester imitation should get some improvement though.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 9:45 PM on Tue Aug 7 2012
@CBUCK they're not necessarily going for imitations. It's their own versions of these characters, despite the fact the voices might sound similar to the originals.
said at 4:24 PM on Tue Aug 7 2012
Hey, when do we get to hear the BTS submissions? After voting closes for the finalists I presume?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 9:37 PM on Tue Aug 7 2012
@Messycat yeah, that's normally when it happens.
said at 7:48 AM on Tue Aug 7 2012
Everyone did a GREAT job in this round!

I think though the guys got the timing and flow of the fast paced cartoony voices better to some degree.
Bree and Momoki however turned out some really fun recordings!

It was really hard to choose between Tux and Tom but in the end somehow I liked Tomsthevoice's Chester a touch better.
said at 5:44 AM on Tue Aug 7 2012
TuxedoTaargus without a doubt, he brought life to Wile and Chester and nailed them both. :)
said at 12:33 AM on Tue Aug 7 2012
Tux got my vote :D
said at 9:25 PM on Mon Aug 6 2012
Yeah, TuxedoTaargus gets my vote.
said at 9:02 PM on Mon Aug 6 2012
This was tough for me....

I was torn between the best female voice, and the best male voice for these characters.

Female, was Bree
Male, was Tuxedo

But I was so torn on who to choose...I flipped a coin (all I could do)...

And fate clearly wanted me to see Tuxedo get the vote, so Tux, you got my vote once again!
said at 7:02 PM on Mon Aug 6 2012
My vote once again goes to MOM0KI, but everyone came pretty close. I was a bit confused at first at everyone saying their lines twice, so I looked over the rules again. I felt her and Tom had the best delivery in takes, but like I said, the other two came very close. Good job to everyone in this round.
said at 11:43 AM on Tue Aug 7 2012
@DravenRoth994 Thank you
said at 2:45 PM on Mon Aug 6 2012
Bree, you did pretty well. You've got my vote!
said at 11:54 AM on Mon Aug 6 2012
Wow! Tom and Tuxedo need to go head to head, i literally cant decide between the two. Momoki and Bree seemed to be lacking the energy, no offense. Those two gave it their best shot though
said at 8:45 AM on Mon Aug 6 2012
Okay, let me get this out of the way.

First off, the clear winner, in my opinion, is TUXEDOTAARGUS. He was able to bring out the clearest variation of lines to create new personalities for the characters. I wouldn't be surprised in the least if he moved on.

TOMSTHEVOICE was pretty good too, but the takes on Chester seemed a little off to me. I don't know; it might just be me, but I could hear a lisp is some of the Chester lines that threw the character off for me. The Spikes were pretty darn impressive, though.

As for the ladies, I did feel that there could've been improvement in all the Lola lines. I also didn't feel the crazy, but they did come close.

I'd say my favorite female this round is MOM0KI. I felt she was the closest to Lola's crazy persona with her second line, and she had a nice variation with her Hazel lines.

BREE, I'm sorry, but I just didn't believe your Witch Hazel. She sounded too young, and I could hear the same voice in Hazel and the little girl. It just doesn't do it for me.

Since I'm pretty sure TUXEDOTAARGUS will get the most votes this round, I'm going to give my vote to MOM0KI. I think she deserves it.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 10:48 AM on Tue Aug 7 2012
@VocalChameleon a very dangerous thing to 'assume' someone will get the most votes...
said at 7:35 AM on Mon Aug 6 2012
im a bit dissapointed with the girls in this round for Lola......The nutty/crazy/insanity factor couldve been alot better and it kind of sounded like they were just reading off a piece of paper (meaning it sounds really stiff, loosen up!). However, the voices themselves were pretty decent.

Sorry girls, i believe in sticking together, but......Tuxedo has my vote for this round. :
said at 7:07 AM on Mon Aug 6 2012
Excellent from Tuxedo. My vote's for him, but the others did very well.
said at 4:25 AM on Mon Aug 6 2012
After listening to Tuxedo's first Wil E., I definitely feel like I didn't invest enough into the same character in my performance -_-; I guess I could partially blame my own perfectionism for that belief.

Anyway, needless to say he gets my vote, with Bree in my favor in terms of the female VAs.
said at 2:13 AM on Mon Aug 6 2012
Tuxedo's got my vote!
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:40 AM on Mon Aug 6 2012
Alright, my feedback is up. This is probably the harshest I've ever been in my judging, but given this is the penultimate round, I feel I need to be ... despite the fact the Judges have no say in who goes to the final :P
said at 1:02 AM on Mon Aug 6 2012
Some mixed opinions about this round, but nonetheless congratulations to the finalists for making it this far and I hope everyone that's continuing is working doubly hard for those who aren't able to continue in the contest.

That said my pick for this round for the girls is MOM0KI. Distinct characters, clear delivery, good flow, and strong showing in range for emotion. I think this may be my favorite round so far with the crazy stalker on one hand and a nutty with on the other. Would like to see more experimentation in the future, feel like you can push that envelope just a little further.

Bree, first, I had some weird issues with listening to your takes. Especially the starts on your Lola lines seem to have run into some issues on either editing or delivery. Potential technical issues aside, I didn't feel the distinction was all that strong this round and the delivery was a little on the sloppy side. The range was your best so far in the contest with decent flow though.

My men's pick is for TomSTheVoice but was ridiculously close with TuxedoTaargus. Both performances were solid on delivery, flow, and range. The distinction between voices of the same character was a little on the conservative side, but understandably so. The edge really came down to the Chester lines which I felt was a little better on delivery and distinction for TomSTheVoice's takes, but I really cannot tell if it's just personal preference or an actual understand and appreciation for the minute differences in acting.

The feedback set aside for a moment, I would like to ask the judges/admins/'powers that be' for an extra tab on the site where maybe these voice actors could advertise themselves a bit at least at the top eight level. I would love to keep tabs easily on some of the contestants that I really liked and would like to follow them a bit even as they get eliminated. Plus, I'm sure they'd be open to some free promotion here and there.

Back on topic, best of luck to the contestants!
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:13 AM on Mon Aug 6 2012
@Genesis keep in mind there was no requirement to create different voices for the same character. The main challenge was creating acting variations on the same lines.

As for keeping tabs on the Top 8 (and any other favorites eg. other finalists, BTSers), my main focus for the remainder of the year is to build out more voice acting features, which will include being able to follow other members.

Long story short, part of BTVA will become a voice acting social network. Check out here for the current list of ideas/features.
said at 1:17 AM on Mon Aug 6 2012
@Foxwolf The social networking idea is ambitious and I wish you and the rest of the admins, mods, etc the best of luck in that large endeavor.

As for the voices, I know it's not a requirement, but at this level of the competition I was hoping that people would still try to risk very different voices and styles given the talent here. Just my opinions that float around.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:39 AM on Mon Aug 6 2012
@Genesis understood, and your indepth feedback is always a great read.

Thanks for the luck. And yes, it's a humungous endeavor, but I think it'll be worth it in the end. Gotta start somewhere, even if it is starting off small.
Pgirts (AYVO S1 Winner / Master Of Memes)
said at 12:28 AM on Mon Aug 6 2012
And once again, I have to give my vote to TuxedoTaargus. Dude, you continue to impress me with the range of your voice and the authenticity of your performances. Well done, sir!
Pgirts (AYVO S1 Winner / Master Of Memes)
said at 11:51 PM on Sun Aug 5 2012
Got mine in. Dis gonna be good!
said at 5:31 PM on Sun Aug 5 2012
Hey gang! I tried to submit my lines this morning but there was nowhere to place them. I know the deadline was a little fuzzy this week, so I sent them to Foxwolf earlier in the day. Wanted to check in and make sure they were received if any of the judges could validate?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 7:31 PM on Sun Aug 5 2012
@TuxedoTaargus I've manually submitted your performance and replied to your email about why you couldn't submit them on this page.
said at 4:38 PM on Sun Aug 5 2012
AH! I've been gone for while (been working on another VA contest in Chicago). I'm so excited to for the top three! I especially excited to see what Bree can do. Best of luck to everyone!
said at 1:33 PM on Sun Aug 5 2012
In the submission I did I let out a unscheduled burp but I felt I was able to work off of it. So my question is are small improvisations permissible if it adds a bit of personality ( not to say that belching is a well thought out personality trait) or should one try a do over?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 2:31 PM on Sun Aug 5 2012
@cardboardwalk it's all good
said at 3:11 PM on Sun Aug 5 2012
@Foxwolf Thanks. I'm just being cautious because there is a fine line between improvisation and being immature, of which I have been on both sides of multiple times!
said at 1:14 PM on Sun Aug 5 2012
Omg this one was SO much fun!! I
said at 3:07 PM on Sat Aug 4 2012
Okay! SO, after a small hiccup, I redid my lines and Voila! Good luck to the finalists!

This is gonna be INTENSE!
said at 3:10 PM on Sat Aug 4 2012
@TomStheVoice ME AND YOU TOM, WE ARE THE FIRST 2 TO SUBMIT! And this is gonna be so intense x.x =) Good luck~
said at 3:15 PM on Sat Aug 4 2012

Good luck to you too! :D
said at 10:32 PM on Fri Aug 3 2012
just give da win to TUXEDOTAARGUS.
said at 10:39 PM on Fri Aug 3 2012
@Fukufuku =/
said at 4:10 PM on Sun Aug 5 2012
@Fukufuku Of course that just wouldn't be fair, and at the time of this post, he hasn't submitted his entry yet.
Stingervoice (AYVO S1 Runner-Up)
said at 6:07 PM on Fri Aug 3 2012
I go out of state and I come back to the final 4!? man time flies!

Good luck everyone and congratulations on making it to the top 4!

To the other finalists; I listened to each round and I think you guys had some really awesome performances! Great job! :D
said at 3:52 PM on Fri Aug 3 2012
I'm having a hard time submitting, it won't seem to go through and just brings me to a blank page
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 7:10 PM on Fri Aug 3 2012
@Bree how many times have you tried and which browser are you using?
said at 6:33 PM on Sat Aug 4 2012
@Foxwolf four times on google chrome
said at 3:17 PM on Fri Aug 3 2012
Coming up for a voice for Hazel is proving to be difficult! I'm stuck between a few variants and none seem to...uh...bewitch me
said at 5:20 PM on Fri Aug 3 2012
@Bree Trouble deciding which witch is which? Seems like a classic cackling witch to me. ;p
said at 5:21 PM on Fri Aug 3 2012
@Bree I submitted Lola and Hazel for fun. Can't wait to hear yours! I really liked your other submissions.
said at 7:10 PM on Thu Aug 2 2012
Hang on, I just read in the forum from Foxwolf that "Only BTSer's (those who didn't make the Callbacks and Finals) will be eligible for the prize."Does this mean I am not eligible to win the prize since i was a callback? :(
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:38 PM on Thu Aug 2 2012
@FoxyLee13 It means people who didn't make it past the callbacks. "BTSers", i.e. people who entered the contest but failed, are eligible. "BTVA members" that didn't enter the contest at first are ineligible to win anything.
said at 8:26 PM on Thu Aug 2 2012
@NCZ oohhhh okay! Thanks for clearing that up!
said at 12:13 PM on Thu Aug 2 2012
What is the difference between BTSers and BTVA Members in the approved performances section? Are BTSers people who were competing in the competition originally?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 3:48 PM on Thu Aug 2 2012
@Messycat sort of. BTSers are basically non-Finalists (those who auditioned or made the callbacks)
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 3:12 PM on Wed Aug 1 2012
Hoping some of the BTSers go for the more challenging Chester this round :)
said at 8:07 AM on Thu Aug 2 2012
@Foxwolf I kind of wish I had done a Chester. It was hard to choose! Too late though, already submitted. :(

(Unless you think I should add a Chester to the track and re-submit) ;)
said at 9:19 AM on Thu Aug 2 2012
@Foxwolf actually neve rmind...I'm pretty happy with what I submitted already. I will go for a young peppy boy voice some other time.
said at 11:38 PM on Thu Aug 2 2012
@Foxwolf Wish i could do both! The Coyote lines are epic but Chester is hysterical :) !! Don't know which one I should try.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:23 AM on Fri Aug 3 2012
@AWIG honestly you can do both. just don't worry about the variation on the same monologue part :)

as i mentioned somewhere in this slew of comments, the BTS guidelines are just to focus on the challenge set upon the Finalists. BTSers are welcome to record what they will enjoy the most.
said at 1:14 PM on Fri Aug 3 2012
@Foxwolf I can't wait to hear everyone's entries - contestants and BTSers .... Loony Toons was a great pick! Cartoony is always my favorite to do. :)
said at 6:39 PM on Sat Aug 4 2012
@Foxwolf Ohh silly me, didn't know that >_
said at 1:34 AM on Wed Aug 1 2012
To those who have bowed out of the performances... I know it's a bummer that you're not part of the competition any more but hearing your submissions in rounds like this 'what could have been' are an area I'd certainly be interested in!
said at 9:26 AM on Wed Aug 1 2012
@TaZZerath I missed the beginning of the competition but I've submitted a file! It's really a fun way to practice your voices and maybe even get feedback. I look foreward to hearing all the submissions too! :)
said at 8:00 PM on Wed Aug 1 2012
@Messycat I only wish I had the talent to do so!
said at 8:08 AM on Thu Aug 2 2012
@TaZZerath hey, it's BTS! Go for it! Just have fun.
said at 10:22 PM on Tue Jul 31 2012
So just trying to understand the you're supposed to do both characters (ex: Lola and Hazel) + the minor character of the kid in Hazel's speech and subit them in one track?

How can I re-submit if I want to put both my voices on one track and submit them? I submitted one and realized I couldn't submit anymore.

Forgive me....this is my first time submitting voices on this site...
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 11:51 PM on Tue Jul 31 2012
@Messycat to be quite honest, for those who aren't finalists in the contest, you can submit whatever you'll enjoy recording the most. the "rules" for non-finalists are there as a guideline to emphasize what the main challenge of the round is.
So in this case it would be 2 variations of 1 of the monologues. Though if you want to do 1 of each monologue, that's quite okay :)
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:09 AM on Wed Aug 1 2012
@Messycat oh, and I've cancelled out your current submission so feel free to re-submit at any time.
said at 7:47 AM on Wed Aug 1 2012
@Foxwolf thanks for that! Now I need help with format....I put my two recordings together in one mp3 but it's telling me it's over the limit. Any advice on how to save it in a smaller size?
said at 7:56 AM on Wed Aug 1 2012
@Foxwolf nevermind, figured something out! Hopefully the quality isn't too badly marred but I think it's ok. (and it's just for fun of course!)
My first submission on BTVA. Hope you like it. :)
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 2:50 PM on Wed Aug 1 2012
@Messycat loved your submission! Can't wait for you to audition next season.

In the meantime, if you want to record some more things, feel free to head over to, or you can submit for some of the other rounds of the contest. Enjoy!
said at 3:14 PM on Wed Aug 1 2012
@Foxwolf Aw thanks! I'll check out voice-this. Looking foreward to season 3! :)
said at 9:55 PM on Tue Jul 31 2012
Oop! I didn't carefully read the challenge and only submitted one take of Hazle. Well, since I'm not in the competition I suppose it does no harm...
said at 7:07 PM on Tue Jul 31 2012
Can I submit a clip as a BTSer even though I missed out on the other rounds? (I blame life =~= )
That Wile E. monologue is a mix of my 2 favorite Wile E. monologues (spoken to Bugs and a kid watching TV respectively I think?) ... I've always wanted to do Wile E. =D
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 8:35 PM on Tue Jul 31 2012
@evanASF27 any BTVA member can submit a clip, regardless of whether they auditioned or submitted clips for other rounds :)
said at 5:08 PM on Tue Jul 31 2012
And mine is sent. And this one's definitely of better sound quality than the last round.
said at 1:52 AM on Tue Jul 31 2012
Do BTSers for this round just pick between the monologue or the other option?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 2:07 AM on Tue Jul 31 2012
@Red524 right. just pick one of them and do two versions of it.
Pgirts (AYVO S1 Winner / Master Of Memes)
said at 10:56 PM on Mon Jul 30 2012
Ohohoho! I definitely plan on submitting something this round.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 11:19 PM on Mon Jul 30 2012
@Pgirts Sweeeeeet. I hope it's Chester. I figured Wile would be too easy for ya :)
Lapianoman (AYVO S1 Quarter-Finalist)
said at 9:13 AM on Tue Jul 31 2012
@Pgirts I hear ya! I really want to submit something too...but which one?!?!
said at 10:06 PM on Mon Jul 30 2012
Submitted x.x I was working on those all day, so I hope they're good! Now I can relax! =3=
said at 1:20 PM on Tue Jul 31 2012
@MOM0KI That didn't take you long :P I can't wait to see what you came up with!
said at 5:10 PM on Tue Jul 31 2012
@Mrbipolar Well, I could have waited a few days, but in the end it would have taken the same time, it just depends on when you start recording. But that's just me I guess! And thank you, I'm glad that you're looking forward to what I and everyone else will bring to the table.
said at 11:03 PM on Thu Aug 2 2012
@MOM0KI sometimes I find you get a better performance out of yourself when you don't over analze or spend too much time on a performance.
said at 12:16 AM on Fri Aug 3 2012
@Messycat =w=b
said at 6:49 PM on Mon Jul 30 2012
Are we allowed to use a different voice/accent/vocal 'ticks' in our second version of a monologue?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 7:45 PM on Mon Jul 30 2012
@Bree I would treat it as though a voice director is happy with the voice you created but now wants to hear a variation on the acting.
said at 5:19 PM on Mon Jul 30 2012
You're kidding me! This is the round I was waiting for! Argh! Good luck everyone.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 5:28 PM on Mon Jul 30 2012
@SteveP I know how you must feel dude :( Your audition is clear that this round would've been your forte.
But just to put your mind at ease and remind everyone, we solidifed the rounds/themes long before the start of the contest.
said at 9:27 AM on Wed Aug 1 2012
@SteveP this would have been my forte too! Cartoony is my strength. Wish I could have competed!
said at 5:17 PM on Mon Jul 30 2012
This is gonna be fun X'D I can't wait to start recording!
said at 6:28 PM on Mon Jul 30 2012
@MOM0KI Witch Hazel is totally my favorite X'D I've started recording already and she is SO fun!
said at 12:28 AM on Tue Jul 31 2012
@MOM0KI Lolz you responded to your own comment.
said at 5:15 PM on Mon Jul 30 2012
Ooh~ This round will be interesting to listen to~ owo I can't wait to see everyone's submissions ^^ Good luck to everyone :DDD
said at 3:32 PM on Mon Jul 30 2012
Holy Crap!! This might be the best round yet.
said at 2:21 PM on Mon Jul 30 2012
Aw man... I get cut before THIS! I would have loved this. lol

I can't wait to hear what you guys do with these. remember... I am watching... always watching.:P
said at 4:14 PM on Mon Jul 30 2012
@Mrbipolar Is there anyway I can still hear your take on it? *stalk stalk stalk*
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 7:46 PM on Mon Jul 30 2012
@Mrbipolar I agree with RozenStar. You reckon you could submit a BTS for this?
said at 1:19 PM on Tue Jul 31 2012
@RozenStar there's a pretty good chance that I can come up with something... :P

now the question for me to figure out is which one to do... Wile E. or Spike and Chester?
said at 12:41 PM on Mon Jul 30 2012
Sorry to be a bother, but this one line is bothering me: (Spike)
"Cat? You know where is it a cat?"

Is this a typo? How would I say this if not?
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 1:29 PM on Mon Jul 30 2012
@TomStheVoice I just asked Fox the same thing via a forum message :)
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 2:00 PM on Mon Jul 30 2012
@TomStheVoice nope. as I mentioned in the descriptions, they're street dogs and apparently there English/grammar isn't the best :P
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 2:13 PM on Mon Jul 30 2012
@TomStheVoice as for how you say it. well, that's part of your overall challenge. determining how to delivery the line/words so that the bad grammar sounds natural coming out of these characters ;)
said at 11:29 AM on Mon Jul 30 2012
Hohoooo now this sounds like a challenge! BUT, it also sounds like a lot of fun! Can't way to try it out! :D
said at 11:21 AM on Mon Jul 30 2012
I was wondering when the Looney Tunes round would show up :).. this will be interesting.
said at 9:26 AM on Mon Jul 30 2012
Oh, this is wonderful! Really looking forward to hearing these submissions.
said at 7:46 AM on Mon Jul 30 2012
"You have a really big beak" Oh god im gonna LOSE it at this!! XD
said at 5:29 AM on Mon Jul 30 2012
From what I recall, Wil E. actually says that monologue to Bugs Bunny in a rare co-appearance with him, but I guess you have your reasons for tweaking a minor detail in the context, whatever they may be.

Anyway, I'm probably gonna go back to using my computer's sound mapper for recording this round and the next since the quality of the headset I've been using has proven to be too inconsistent to be relied on any longer.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 5:38 AM on Mon Jul 30 2012
@CatsTuxedo correctamundo. it's two monologues combined into one, with words tweaked to keep the context consistent ;)
said at 11:47 AM on Mon Jul 30 2012
@Foxwolf No wonder :P, I was wondering why the monologue seemed a little off... still it's a great tweaked version! Can't wait to try it out myself.
said at 4:40 AM on Mon Jul 30 2012
I'm looking forward to this! Wile E. Coyote is my favorite Looney Tune!!
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 3:49 AM on Mon Jul 30 2012
So as I mentioned on the other page, due to my tardiness on getting this round up, the finalists will have an extra day to submit their performances and voting will be cut back by one day.

And MegaMac, you guessed the correct theme back on the Round 2 page, it was just for a different round ;)
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 5:09 AM on Mon Jul 30 2012
@I_am_onlive same voice, two different approaches on the voice acting. check out Season 1 Round 4 for examples.
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