Out of the proliferation of reality shows that have sprouted since Mark Burnett first invented Survivor
, one of the truly discriminating ones has to be Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
. Now on its second season, the competition sifts through hundreds of longtime hopefuls to uncover who will be worthy of the famed star-spangled Dallas Cowboys cheerleading uniform.
There are stringent qualifications for wannabe Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders (DCC). Aside from the right look and shape, the girls must have real talent and skill to even be considered for what is perhaps, the most famous group of professional sports cheering team. The criteria are so tough that even those already on the squad must audition each year just to maintain their spot on the squad.
The second installment of Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
high-kicked off a month ago on Friday, September 14 at 8pm eastern on CMT. The hour-long premiere episode featured over 600 women who showed up at Texas Stadium for this year's tryouts. After delivering their freestyle dance routines, the judges, still made up DCC director Kelli Finglass
, DCC choreographer Judy Trammell
and DCC fitness trainer Jay Johnson
, cut the field in half prior to the semifinal round of auditions.
During the semifinals, the remaining contenders learned the DCC dance style along with the legendary kick line. After assessing the contestants and rating them on their beauty, figure, dancing skills and charm, the panel once more narrowed the group in half, leaving only 150 women to proceed to the next round.
Several unsuccessful entries from the first edition of Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
have returned to carry on their quest to line up with those leggy and high-kicking morale boosters. Among them are Meagan Flaherty, Natalie Woods, Candice Carr and Miranda James.
For the returning faces as well as the newbies on their maiden attempt at partaking of DCC fame and glory, the remaining episodes of the competition will pit them against the seasoned DCC veterans who are all out to prove their mettle and keep their place in the wildly sought-after DCC lineup.
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
2 airs Fridays at 8pm on CMT.
-Rosario Santiago, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: CMT, IGN
(Image Courtesy of The CMT)