Monday, April 4, 2011

Denver Broncos Cheerleaders hold preliminary auditions

Over 140 girls high kick in hopes of making it to the finals
April 3, 2011
Credit:Erica Boniface, Metromix

The Denver Broncos Cheerleaders held their preliminary auditions at INVESCO Field, searching for the final 26 girls to represent the team for the 2011-2012 football season. Hair was curled to perfection and nerves were rattled as 140 cheerleader hopefuls took to the dancefloor in front of a panel of judges.

And don't think the contestants were judged on just high kicks and smiles. The judge's sheet consisted of the girl's numbers and a simple 'yes' or 'no' answer to determine whether or not they moved on to the next round. One judge said they can tell by the eye if they have the skills or not to be a next Denver Broncos Cheerleader. But, there was some truth behind the simplicity of the judging system—some girls definitely knew their moves and others stumbled through the choreography.

The preliminary auditions narrowed the search down to 60—who will then compete in the finals on Sunday, April 10 at The Performing Arts Complex at PCS. And yes, it is open to the public (so get your tickets before the competition is sold-out).

Either way, some of Denver's prettiest girls packed into one room for the chance of their lifetime. —Erica Boniface, Metromix