As the winner of the That’s Voiceover!™ Audition Spotlight™, Stephanie Thomas blew away the audience with an amazingly unexpected performance, and took home the grand prize: A talent agency contract with Vanessa Gilbert of Solid Talent, a paid promo booking with CBS 2 Los Angeles. a brand new Sennheiser MK8 studio microphone and 2 VIP tickets to the 2017 Voice Arts® Awards. And, true to tradition, Stephanie is back this year as one of the preliminary judges for the Audition Spotlight!™, sponsored by New York’s PIX11 and Sennheiser.
Joan Baker surveys the audience, before announcing the finalists for the 2016 Audition Spotlight with CBS2 Los Angeles.
Joan introduces the judges: Vanessa Gilbert, Talent Agent, Lisa Farmer, Promotion Manager (CBS2 LA),
and Pat Fraley, performer/teacher
The contestants are assembled and ready to go. Anything can happen.
An appreciative audience takes on the drama of the evening, empathizing with the nervous contestants.
The first brave contestant steps up to the mic for his chance to shine.
Even the That’s Voiceover!™ volunteers were ready and able to take the challenge.
A contestant basks in the spotlight as the jurors offer notes before his second take.
Moments before taking the stage, Stephanie receives final coaching from celebrity actor and voice actor, Fred Melamed.
Stephanie pours her heart into two soul-stirring performances, that stunned the auditorium.
She wins it all!
There’s no mistaking the joy, as Stephanie Thomas embraces her new Sennheiser MK8 Studio Microphone.
Here’s the Finished Spot!
“Making Strides” CBS2 & KCAL9
2015 Audition Spotlight™ Winner
As the winner of the THAT’S VOICEOVER! Audition Spotlight, Tim Friedlander was awarded a full promotional campaign voicing three separate spots highlighting for CBS 2 Los Angeles. In addition to the job, he also received a brand new Sennheiser studio microphone and talent representation with TGMD top talent agent. Plus, Tim’s back this year as one of the preliminary judges for the Audition Spotlight!
The stage is set.
Super coach, Joe Cipriano, gives Tim backstage guidance moments before he takes the stage.
Tim takes his best shot as 2-time Voice Arts ®Awards Winner, Debbe Hirata listens.
Rudy Gaskins, Lisa Farmer (CBS) and Vanessa Gilbert (TGMD) listen for the magic.
The finalists pensively await the verdict of the judges.
Tim is announced the winner of the 2015 Audition Spotlight.
Host Joan Baker offers a congratulatory hug.
SOVAS CEO Rudy Gaskins joins Tim Friedlander on the red carpet.
BELOW, WATCH THE SPOTS PERFORMED BY TIM FRIEDLANDER’S AS WINNER!
KCAL Local Choice, voiced by Tim Friedlander
CBSLA Mobile Weather Lab, voiced by Tim Friedlander