Thousands Line Up For Shot On Show

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Thousands of Tri-State area residents lined up at Yonkers Raceway Tuesday hoping to hear three famous words: Come on down.

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The “Price is Right” contestant search kicked off at noon on Tuesday.

Two winners from the day’s event will be flown to Los Angeles to see the show and have a chance to compete, CBS 2’s Emily Smith reported.

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Some folks told Smith they had been waiting in line at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway since 4:30 a.m.

“I’m here to win,” one woman said.

The auditions last for 30 seconds. Judges look for clarity, personality and enthusiasm.

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The tryout involves a quick question and answer session in front of a camera. Winners find out in several weeks if they are selected.