- 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
20th, April, 2010
Oz Blog: Another sad goodbye…
With the dreaded sing-off looming, the Over The Rainbow studios were full of nervous family and friends of Dorothys this Sunday… The banners being waved by the girls’ supporters are getting bigger and better every week. Graham took another look before this Sunday’s results show. “Dani Rayner – over the Rayner-bow, very clever,” he said to Team Dani.
As the cameras started rolling, the girls greeted us with another performance of ‘Ease On Down the Road,’ before we got a recap of last night’s action and some of the girls’ reaction to the panel’s comments. As Graham said, they don’t mince their words – but the girls might be pleased to know that, of the final nine, John sees at least four potential leading ladies in the line-up, while Charlotte confessed there’s “not a sausage of a chance” she could cope with the level of work the girls are doing every week.
But time for another mash up… and this week there were three songs being mashed: Liza Minelli’s ‘Losing My Mind’, Beyonce’s ‘Crazy In Love’, and Gnarls Barkley’s ‘Crazy.’ Bit of a theme going on then…
More craziness next from the Toto panel as we saw Jodie, Gerry and Sarah try to reduce 50 dogs to the 10 that will go onto meet Andrew next week. We saw Strider the Great Dane, who could be Toto; cocker spaniel Thomas Cook, born with a hare lip and cleft palate and now working with disabled children – not Toto but such a hit with an emotional Jodie that she wants to take him home; and assistance dog Bumble, his owner’s best friend and another dog who “could be Toto.” As Gerry Cott said: “Does Andrew know what he’s let himself in for…?”
Back to the girls – and to a very special dance lesson with panellist John Partridge. In heels. John’s task was to help the girls descend that long staircase at the studio, and to show them how to move gracefully. Which meant a chance to dance with John. As Lauren said, “I was in John Partridge’s arms!” But who did John think was most impressive in the task? “Stephanie… she’s a mini Ginger Rogers, and Danielle – she adopted a character and maintained it throughout the performance.”
Then the girls put their dancing skills to good use with a performance of ‘Buenos Aires’ from Evita. “I’m worried now that we’re casting the wrong musical – there’s some wonderful Evitas there!” Andrew said.
But all too soon it was time for the sing-off, as Graham prepared to announce the results. It was another nail-biting few minutes as the girls and their families in the audience waited anxiously. When Dani was revealed as the first girl in the sing-off, there was a gasp from the audience… and another one as Graham called Danielle’s name.
As Dani and Danielle took their places to perform ‘Maybe This Time’ from Cabaret, the Dorothys stood to give them both a standing ovation. It was another tough decision for Andrew, but he chose to save Danielle, sending Dani – the youngest performer in the competition – home. “Whilst I think you’re a fantastic singer, I think you’ve got to learn to become at ease with your own body, and get the movement and understand how to use your body with music, then I think you’ll be well away,” Andrew told Dani.
So, another sad farewell for our Dorothys as Dani becomes the third girl to fly Over The Rainbow…
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