Article by Joanna Sarah-Freedman
How do you rate your dulcet tones? Reckon you’ve got the kind of voice people wanna hear every time they do their weekly food shop?
Well, Tesco is looking for the newest voice of its self service checkouts, and they’re asking the general public to audition for a chance to bag the gig.
That’s right, you could actually be that voice people hear saying: “Unexpected item in the bagging area”.
Sure, you’ll be universally hated, but it’s quite a cool accolade, right?
Check out Tesco’s competition below:
Audition to become the new voice of Tesco checkouts by duetting with me & including TescoVoiceOfCheckout. You could win 10,000 Clubcard points.
Tesco launched the competition over on TikTok, asking the public to send in their best auditions for a chance to be played to millions of shoppers (and to win 10,000 Clubcard points. Imagine all the food you could get with that).
All you have to do is duet with Tesco’s original TikTok video and tell them why you think you’ve got what it takes, whilst also sharing an impression of how your ‘Tesco checkout voice’ would sound.
You might think yourself the person for the job, but be warned… there is stiff competition out there already.
One former Tesco employee is one of our faves so far, with his cheeky response: “Please check my bagging area, if you know what I mean…”
Meanwhile, another shopper went for a bit more of an informal response, jokily replying: “Oi mate, yeah you. You need to check your bagging area mate…”
Another woman has cemented herself in the TikTok hall of fame after accidentally farting in the middle of her audition (and she still shared the video online… which was a choice, to say the least).
And hilariously, even Aldi got in on the action, shading Tesco in a way that only their social team could execute so flawlessly.
Check out their response for yourself:
There are loads more, too – you can check them out over on the hashtag, #tescovoiceofcheckout. Be warned, you could be scrolling for hours…
After sharing the competition, Tesco racked up 83,000 new followers, demonstrating the amount of interest in the new role.
And alongside all the comedic responses, loads of people replied giving details of what they were hoping for in a winner.
“In Liverpool instead of welcome to Tesco say ‘alright there lad’,” wrote one person under Tesco’s TikTok.
As another suggested: “A Scouser saying ‘calm down calm down, someone’s on the way to help’”
Tesco is set to be looking at the videos with the most engagement, so it’s definitely worth rallying around your favourites, but ultimately, it’ll be the supermarket who decides who is going to be the lucky winner.
Good luck. Who knows, maybe we’ll be hearing you on a Tesco checkout very soon…