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Base Personnel Turnout for Don't Forget the Lyrics Casting Call

Senior Master Sgt. Glen Jimenez was one of approximately 20 people who tried out for “Don’t Forget the Lyrics.”  Casting directors were on Los Angeles AFB to find contestants for a syndicated version of the TV game show.   (Photo by Joe Juarez)

Senior Master Sgt. Glen Jimenez was one of approximately 20 people who tried out for “Don’t Forget the Lyrics.” Casting directors were on Los Angeles AFB to find contestants for a syndicated version of the TV game show. (Photo by Joe Juarez)

LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Most people would love to have their fifteen minutes of fame. At Los Angeles Air Force Base, everyone had the opportunity to make it big when a team from the show, "Don't Forget the Lyrics!" came out Wednesday, May 19, for an open casting call.

Although anyone could audition, the team's sole focus was to find service members for a first time all-military week of shows. The exact dates they will air haven't been determined.

"The creator of the show wants to do a tribute to the people who go out there and fight every day for us and save our lives and this country," said Casting Director Jen Apploff.

A steady flow of hopefuls streamed into the Gordon Conference Center during the casting from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. One of them was Master Sgt. David McCloud, 61st Force Support Squadron career assistance advisor, who frequently sings karaoke at the Los Angeles Air Force Base Club.

"Once the e-mail went out, a lot of people on base were e-mailing me telling me I need to come out," said McCloud. "They'd seen me perform on base. At first I wasn't going to do it, but then I thought, 'You know what, just go for it.'"

Whether or not McCloud gets his fifteen minutes of fame, his reasons seem pretty noble. "As far as getting in front of a crowd and singing, that's second nature for me," he said. "I just like making people happy. I like bringing out the best in people."