Falcons held cheer squad auditions on Sunday

Atlantans Cindy Lin (325) and Kristin Paouncic (326) join about two hundred other participants as they rehearse a routine. This is Lin's first tryout and second for Paouncic. Vino Wong / vwong@ajc.com

Atlantans Cindy Lin (325) and Kristin Paouncic (326) join about two hundred other participants as they rehearse a routine. This is Lin's first tryout and second for Paouncic. Vino Wong / vwong@ajc.com

More than 300 women were on hand for the Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders auditions at the Georgia World Congress Center on Sunday. Here are some photos.

It was tough work serving as one of the judges on the panel.  Here’s a look at Sara D’s diary.

During the prelims, they had six cheerleaders performing at once and you had to vote either yes or no, based on

appearance/physical fitness, Dance/cheer ability and showmanship (Smile).

If they weren’t smiling, they probably didn’t get a “Y” vote from this judge in the prelims. I’ll be looking for more dance precision in the semifinals.

Each candidate will be judged by their appearance, physical fitness, dance and cheer ability and showmanship. Vino Wong / vwong@ajc.com

Each candidate will be judged by their appearance, physical fitness, dance and cheer ability and showmanship. Vino Wong / vwong@ajc.com

The women had to learn the first routine and about half of them advanced to the semifinals.

About 40 are expected to advance to the finals, which will be held on Thursday.

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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4 comments Add your comment

douglasville dawg

March 20th, 2011
7:03 pm

Who wouldn’t want to be a judge for this?

Rikus

March 21st, 2011
2:22 am

Eh, DOL is probably still in a daze from staring at Cindy Lin’s physique. If that girl didn’t get a ‘Y’ vote, you need to be taken off the panel.

BIG BIRD

March 21st, 2011
6:31 am

Didn’t see any redheads. Atlanta always has a couple.

Paddy O

March 22nd, 2011
9:53 am

Very disappointed that DOL did not post more photos, close ups, of the try out chics.