The selection process for the 2017 Arizona Cardinals Cheerleaders was a long and grueling process, spanning several days and several rounds of judging. Twenty four hours earlier, over 150 girls began the process with the hopes of making one of the few spots on the 2017 Arizona Cardinals Cheerleaders squad. Several hours and two cuts later, the mass of hopefuls was whittled down to the sixty best candidates. They would return on Sunday to perform two more dance routines in front of a panel of judges who scrutinized every detail from their appearance, dance technique, public speaking and overall look. It was another chance to stand out and make a lasting impression…and more than a few did from my perspective.
In part two of our coverage, we feature the most memorable images from the semi-final round. So let’s take a long look at the remaining candidates.
At the conclusion of the judging portion, Kristina Phippen, Director of Cheerleading, returned to announce those who would continue on the journey. Interviews and a final round of dance would complete the audition process. More than 150 girls began the process and in the end, only 32 would remain – the 2017 Arizona Cardinals Cheerleaders.
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I would like to thank Kristina Phippen and the Arizona Cardinals organization for allowing me to cover their auditions. I had an amazing time and hope to see them soon.