So, I've been watching America's Got Talent almost every season. It's entertaining. The local news always makes mention of local people who get through the first round or farther. They are usually singers. I've yet to see a really good bass guitar player. Maybe I missed that audition. Just dudes in full bands but no solo acts at the Victor Wooten, Tetsuo Sakurai, and Gerald Veasley kind of level. I'm guessing if they are that good, they are professionals and have jobs either performing or teaching. My question to you is, would you audition with your bass chops on a solo bass guitar performance? My chops are good enough so I wouldn't.