WATCH: Final auditions for Lions cheerleader hopefuls at Ford Field

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Jan 1, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions cheerleaders perform during the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field. Packers won 31-24. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Auditions for the Detroit Lions cheerleading squad took place at Ford Field on March 11, with finals taking place on Monday. The three-round elimination process requires all of the hopefuls to audition – even those who were members of the 2016 team.

Following a short introduction, the hopefuls were put in groups of 5-6 and given around 30 seconds of free-style dance time to show off their moves.

Last year’s squad consisted of 28 members. This year’s edition of the Lions cheerleaders will be announced later this year.