The contestants that are randomly picked to compete on The Price is Right do not know that they have been chosen until the show starts taping.
The main allure of competing on The Price is Right has always been the high-value prizes that the show offers winners.
However, the contestants that are picked to be on the game show will have to register and will not find out that they have been chosen until the show starts.
Why do people want to be contestants on The Price is Right?
The Price is Right has been on the air since 1972 and people have been queuing up to attend the show in the hopes that they will be one of the lucky audience members who are called to “Come on down!” ever since.
Few other game shows compare when it comes to the value of prizes given out on The Price is Right.
Through the years, contestants have won high-value prizes like “brand new” cars including an Audi R8 V8 Spyder Quattro S Tronic (valued at $157,300) and a Ferrari 458 Spider (which was worth about $285,716).
Do contestants on The Price is Right know they will be picked?
With so many high-value prizes up for grabs, it is not difficult to understand why some people still hope to be chosen as one of the contestants on the show to this day.
However, the contestant selection process for The Price is Right is actually much more complicated than most people realise.
The first thing that is important to understand is that anyone who hopes to be chosen as a contestant on The Price is Right has to register before the taping of the show starts.
In order to register, you have to show up about three hours before the show starts taping to avoid getting caught in long lines.
Once you have registered and are considered eligible to be a contestant on the show, you have to wait for the random drawing to find out whether your name was selected.
These random drawings take place just before the taping of the show starts, but ticketed contestants only find out that their names were drawn once they are called to “Come on down!”.
Non-ticketed contestants will know whether they have been picked within the first 20 minutes of the game show.
Therefore, contestants do not know whether they have been picked for The Price is Right until after the taping of the show has started, but there are some tips that may improve your chances of being chosen.
Do you need to buy a ticket in order to register for The Price is Right?
The good news is that you can still show up to register to be a contestant before an episode of The Price is Right, even if you have not bought a ticket to be on the show.
By law, The Price is Right has to give you an equal opportunity to be selected, even if you have not purchased a ticket.
However, instead of going into the audience when the show starts taping, you will be taken to a special pre-determined location where you will have to wait to find out whether your name was drawn.
Why it is important to be there when the contestants are called
The long queuing, interviewing, and waiting process for The Price is Right can become quite tiring as the day progresses, but the most important thing to remember is that you have to be present when the names of the selected contestants are called throughout the show.
If you are not there and your name is called, you will forfeit your chance to be a contestant on the show. In this case, a different, random contestant will be selected in your place.
How to increase your chances of being selected to be on The Price is Right
The Price is Right has repeatedly stated that the contestants who are picked to compete on the show are chosen via a completely random draw.
However, some people have speculated that the producers of the show still have the last say in who gets to compete.
If this is true, it is likely that the show’s producers will be looking for interesting, enthusiastic, and endearing personalities during the registration, interview, and taping processes.
This will make the episode as interesting as possible to watch for the audiences at home.
In this case, your best course of action if you truly want to be picked to be a contestant on The Price is Right, is to act as if the producers are always watching you, from the moment that you arrive at registration.