Auditions: Minute to Win It

By David Knox on March 30, 2010 / Filed Under News 34

Seven is in pre-production on a local version of NBC game show, Minute to Win It.

Contestants must complete 10 challenges using everyday household items in order to win cash prizes. Each game has a one-minute time limit and escalates in difficulty.

“Can you unravel a roll of toilet paper using only your torso in 60 seconds?” asks the Seven website. It teases that $1m is up for grabs.

Wikipedia reports in the US version, “The contestant is given three lives to last them through the entire game. If the contestant fails to complete the challenge, he or she loses one life, and must replay the challenge from scratch. Any contestant who loses all three lives is eliminated from the game. If the contestant had earned less than $50,000 at the time of elimination, he or she loses everything; contestants that reach the $50,000 level are guaranteed to leave with at least that amount. In addition, after completing a challenge successfully, the contestant can walk away with the money earned so far.”

Games include This Blows, Drop Sink and Clink, Bottoms Up, Wheel of a Deal, Triple Ping Pong and more.

Applicants must be 18 years or over to apply.

Update: Show has ended. No more applications accepted.


  1. kaylene December 22, 2010 at 1:59 pm -

    i wanna audition for minute to win it .. are there any more audtions being held ?
    im very competitive , and will make the show very interesting
    .. kay

  2. David Knox August 12, 2010 at 8:50 pm -

    I doubt it will still be going by 2911, but at the moment it is on in Sydney. Try Seven for tix.

  3. Connie Baker August 12, 2010 at 8:41 pm -

    5 of us are coming to melbourne march 2911 we would like to come and see a show, don’t want to audition..

  4. David Knox August 10, 2010 at 10:56 pm -

    I don’t think 7 are calling for any more contestants right now, but you should check their website?

  5. David Farquhar August 10, 2010 at 10:46 pm -

    Hi would like to know how I can apply to be a contestant on the Minute to Win It game show. I love playing games and being given a challenge. Typical bloke dont like to lose.

    Thanks David from Western Australia

  6. Wayne July 6, 2010 at 8:30 pm -

    Boy from the bush whom comes from a small community town who would bring home the bacon baby. Give me a crack at it, show me the money. Yee haa

  7. terry hamshere June 29, 2010 at 8:45 pm -

    i am sure that i can do any of the obsticles that you fantastic people put in front of me. just give me that chance………. thank you

  8. David Knox June 22, 2010 at 10:47 pm -

    Audition info was listed in March. If you click on the link in the story you will find they have now closed.

    There is no further info on auditions at this stage.

  9. chloe June 22, 2010 at 10:33 pm -

    when and where are the auditions held ??? any in WA?

  10. rob June 22, 2010 at 9:33 pm -

    i would like to know if the show will be in qld at any is a awsome show well done,would like to know when the next audition please

  11. kerry hammond June 22, 2010 at 8:38 pm -

    I would love to audition for ‘minute to win it’, can you audition in melbourne? I love this show!

  12. kristy June 19, 2010 at 10:49 pm -

    are you still able to audition for this program???? i think my hubby will do well if he can get on its a game of logical thinking

  13. Vicki Stanton May 18, 2010 at 10:50 pm -

    How do I audition or get in the audience?

  14. mick keating May 8, 2010 at 9:12 am -

    this will be a sweet show especially if i get to go on it

  15. So Geed April 24, 2010 at 8:37 pm -

    Was in the US the last few weeks and this show is fricken hilarious.
    Who knows if it will work here…
    Also, why is nearly every person who comments on these things so negative. Stop hating life so much.
    Potential for a very funny show.

  16. Sue April 9, 2010 at 9:52 am -

    This just reeks of another boring reality flop. How about something decent, like what 9 are doing with Hey Hey. Reinvent one of your successful shows. Haven’t we enough talent to be able to come up with something of our own, instead of following in other countries shadows

  17. Linda April 7, 2010 at 9:41 pm -

    It has captured my curiosity….
    When do they plan on holding auditions???

  18. Kuttsywood April 6, 2010 at 1:53 pm -

    @TimJong: If Deal were to get the axe, 7 would use this opportunity, to address some issues with that slot.

  19. Kuttsywood April 6, 2010 at 1:49 pm -

    I reckon this won’t last 59 seconds.

  20. Ren March 31, 2010 at 5:03 pm -

    Yes if you like a bit of light entertainment ‘The Cube’ is more focused and suspenseful than this novelty ripoff.

  21. Brekkie March 31, 2010 at 4:07 am -

    Shame on Seven for going for the cheap and blatant rip-off rather than the far superior UK original – The Cube.

  22. Nathan March 30, 2010 at 9:46 pm -

    @ZzzCount: Grant Denyer would probably host this.

    It’ll only last a minute.

  23. Tepee March 30, 2010 at 8:01 pm -

    As much as I hate it, Seven have plenty of cheap factuals to fill 7:30 slots. This reeks of failure.

  24. ZzzCount March 30, 2010 at 6:43 pm -

    Any word on a host??

  25. David Knox March 30, 2010 at 5:45 pm -

    No suggestion of Deal axe. There are plenty of timeslots in a week.

    Luke: Sydney based, people selected to be contestants will be flown to Syd.

  26. Cleavy March 30, 2010 at 5:30 pm -

    “Why not bring back press your luck??”

    Supermarket Sweep first!

  27. Tim Jong March 30, 2010 at 5:15 pm -

    Does this mean Channel Seven are going to axe Deal or No Deal and put Minute to Win It up against Hot Seat at 5.30?? Or are Seven starting a new trend of one hour of game shows starting from 5? If so, Channel Nine probably will recycle one of their old game shows.

  28. Luke W March 30, 2010 at 4:16 pm -

    Hey David, do you know if this show is based in Melbourne? The site doesn’t say where it is filmed. Thanks. If so, I may sign up.

  29. win it another time March 30, 2010 at 3:12 pm -

    I came across this show on You Tube last week.. i watched a few clips and was over it very fast.
    Why not bring back press your luck??

  30. Dave March 30, 2010 at 2:15 pm -

    Sounds interesting

  31. damo March 30, 2010 at 1:13 pm -

    it will be gone a minute. how is the white room going

  32. critic March 30, 2010 at 12:37 pm -

    Why bother Ch 7 the track record with these types of shows on this network is not very good to say the least, just dont bother

  33. Matt March 30, 2010 at 12:27 pm -

    Watched this the other week, I like the concept but I think its failing terribly in the US.

  34. reality raver March 30, 2010 at 12:24 pm -

    I am speechless who makes up these things. Prize money is good though.

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