- 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
12th, April, 2010
Oz Blog: It’s goodbye to another of our Dorothies…
Read our Oz Blog on Saturday’s show here..
And so to Sunday. As the studio audience prepared to say goodbye to another one of our girls, the BBC’s warm-up comedian took to the stage and tried to fish some Eastenders gossip out of John Patridge. He wasn’t having any of it, though.
Someone else who wasn’t having any of it was Hennessey, the Dalmation that was supposed to make an appearance on set with Graham as he told us more about the search for Toto. Maybe it was the lights, maybe it was the audience, maybe it was the fact that Andrew put his Cats cap on, but Hennessey jumping up on the stage and, in the words of the warm-up guy, “trying to eat Charlotte,” meant that unfortunately his trainer had to lead him back off. No word yet on whether he’s one of the possible Totos…
But, as they say, the show must go on. After a musical interlude in which the Dorothys performed a ‘Mash Up’ of the songs ‘Money Makes The World Go Around’ and ‘Material World,’ it was time to find out a bit more about Hennessey’s doggie pals. Team Toto – dog trainer Gerry Cott, animal behaviourist Sarah Fisher, and actress and I’d Do Anything winner Jodie Prenger – have been scouring the nation for a dog to play Dorothy’s constant companion, in a gala performance of The Wizard of Oz. Dogs large and small performed for the Toto panel as we saw the team begin the process of selecting the 50 dogs that we’ll meet in next week’s show.
From dogs to scarecrows… after meeting some of the dogs it was time to see what Sheila had been up to with the would-be Dorothys. Given just 48 hours to learn the scene where Dorothy meets the Scarecrow for the first time, each of the girls then performed in front of Sheila. And as Graham said, she’s a hard one to please. “Lauren is good, but almost too good,” she said. Sophie and Dani forgot a couple of lines, but Jenny, Bronte and Emile stood out for Sheila. It was Danielle that garnered the most praise, though: “she is a considerable actress, in my opinion,” Sheila said.
Then it was back to the studio, where – after another quick costume change – the girls pulled out all the stops to sing ‘Get Happy.’ But all too soon, it was time for Graham to read out the results, and reveal which two girls were in the dreaded sing-off…
Tension was high in the studio, with loud gasps as Graham announced that Bronte and Lauren were in the bottom two. There were tears from the other Dorothys as Andrew revealed both girls had been in his top five.
But, after Bronte and Lauren had both performed ‘What I Did For Love,’ from the musical A Chorus Line, Andrew had to choose. “I am truly gutted by this… for the first time, I could honestly say I don’t know,” he said. Feeling that her greater level of experience might be beneficial, Andrew chose to save Lauren, leaving Bronte to become the second girl to leave. “I would have hoped this wouldn’t have to happen, especially this early,” Andrew said, explaining his decision to Bronte. “You must keep in touch… You’re a fantastic kid.”
A difficult decision for Andrew, then, and it was goodbye to Bronte as she sang us out for the final time. No Dorothy is safe…
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