- Aspects of Love
- Bombay Dreams
- By Jeeves
- Jesus Christ Superstar
- Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
- Love Never Dies
- Song and Dance
- Starlight Express
- Stephen ward
- Sunset Boulevard
- Tell Me on a Sunday
- The Beautiful Game
- The Likes of Us
- The Phantom of the Opera
- The Sound of Music
The Wizard of Oz
- Danielle Wade wins CBC’s Over The Rainbow
- Wizard of Oz nominated in 2012 Olivier Awards
- There’s NOSE place like home
- Royal Variety Performance broadcast
- Andrew Lloyd Webber to greet the Royal Party at this year’s Royal Variety Performance
- Over The Rainbow…Where Are They Now?
- We’re off to see the Wizard – and it’s Michael Crawford!
- Andrew visits Cardiff for a special announcement about Sophie Evans
- Oz Blog: The winner is revealed
- The last Dorothy mission….
- Oz Blog: The Final Countdown
- Danielle you are Dorothy… and here comes Dangerous Dave as Toto!
- Danielle, Lauren and Sophie have a go at Polo!
- The winning Dorothy to release charity single
- Sierra meets the Dorothys!
- Oz: Blog: Andrew makes his final choice and the final three are revealed
- Oz Blog: The Fantastic Four
- Andrew meets Bobby…
- Oz Blog: The second sing-off
- Oz Blog: A Dorothy Cull…
- We’re off to see The Wizard of Oz!
- From Nancy to Dorothy: A message from Sam and Niamh
- Oz Blog: An Emotional Goodbye
- Oz Blog: An audience with the Lord
- Andrew and the Dorothys get ready for their close up…
- An Over the Rainbow update from Andrew
- Andrew gets ready for next week’s Over The Rainbow
- It’s Toto time for Andrew…
- Oz Blog: Standing ovations as we say another goodbye
- Oz Blog: A chorus of Angels…
- Oz Blog: Another sad goodbye…
- Behind the scenes at Over The Rainbow
- Oz Blog: Making a Song and Dance
- Oz Blog: It’s goodbye to another of our Dorothies…
- Oz Blog: A Class Act
- Oz Blog: The first Dorothy flies over the rainbow
- Oz Blog: The first live show… and the public get to choose
- Oz Blog: 20 become 10…
- Oz Blog: Over The Rainbow kicks off with weekend special
- BBC ONE Follows the Yellow Brick Road, Over the Rainbow
- Andrew in Manchester
- Andrew begins his search for Dorothy
- Could you be Dorothy?
- The Woman in White
- Whistle Down the Wind
4th, May, 2010
Oz Blog: An Emotional Goodbye
Read our Oz Blog on Saturday’s show here.
With the sing-off looming again, it was time for a bit of light relief at the Over The Rainbow studios. We spotted Danielle and Sophie chatting to their families in their signature gingham dresses as we waited for Sunday’s results show to begin, and the BBC’s warm-up comedian (we have established his name is Stu) tried to find out how far members of the audience had travelled to see the Dorothys in action. Jenny’s cousin had flown in from New York, while Steph’s Grandma had come from Malta to see her perform. There was even someone in the audience from Oz… well, from Australia, anyway.
And then the girls were back, kicking off again with ‘Don’t Rain On My Parade.’ Then, as Graham chatted to the panel, we watched as the crew transformed the stage into a gorgeous Alice In Wonderland-esque tea party. Apparently there were REAL cupcakes on that table. We didn’t get to try any of them though.
As the Dorothys came back onstage after another quick costume change it was time for the mash-up – or “medley,” as Graham admitted – with the girls moving from ‘Well, Did You Evah?’ from High Society into Pink’s ‘Get The Party Started’. Mash-up, medley: whatever it was it had John Partridge and the rest of us clapping away.
Time then for a Toto update. We saw the final five Totos – border cross Missy, pug Eddie, beagle Spider, rescue dog Troy and miniature schnauzer Dangerous Dave – take their first steps on a West End stage as, after a quick training session, they each performed a scene from Legally Blonde alongside the show’s Amy Lennox. And the week’s ‘Top Dog’ was… Missy, who won the challenge – and a lovely rosette. The Totos weren’t the only ones facing a challenge. This week’s acting mission saw the girls (minus poorly Jessica) abandoned in a deep dark wood, with lions and tigers and… cuddly monkeys set up to scare them. Danielle, Stephanie and Sophie followed the yellow brick road to ‘Oz’, but Steph, Lauren and Jenny chose to go ‘home’, failing in their mission but getting to see their Mums at least.
Back in the studio we watched as the girls hurried onto the set barefoot after another costume change to perform ‘The Happening’. John, Charlotte and Sheila all agreed that Danielle shone in the group performance but it was, sadly, time for Graham to get his cards ready and announce the results of the public vote.
Yet more shocked audience members this week, with audible gasps as Steph and Stephanie were revealed as having had the fewest votes. There were a few tears from Stephanie as she and Steph took their places to sing ‘Tell Me On A Sunday.’ Again, it was a very difficult decision for Andrew and, as he made the choice to save Steph, there were yet more tears – this time from both girls and from quite a few of us in the audience.
“This is absolutely agonising for me… but I have not the slightest doubt that you’ll be back,” Andrew told Stephanie, to cheers of encouragement from the audience.
And it was an emotional send-off as Stephanie took her place to sing ‘Over The Rainbow.’ There was a hug from Steph as she handed back her shoes, and a full standing ovation from the audience – and the panel – as she flew up into the rafters on her crescent moon. Afterwards, descending gently back down to the studio floor, there were more hugs for Stephanie – from Andrew and each of the panellists, and, of course, one from her Mum.
Next week we say goodbye to not one but two of the girls – “a Dorothy cull,” as Graham said to us at the beginning of Sunday’s show – so expect an even more emotional results show as the quarter-final looms…
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