- 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
27th, April, 2010
Oz Blog: Standing ovations as we say another goodbye
Sunday again, but no day of rest for our Dorothys as the sing-off loomed. Still, there was some light on the horizon as we were told Charlotte would later be joining the girls onstage. “Is this your first TV performance in a couple of years?” the BBC’s warm-up comedian asked Charlotte as we prepared to film. “Yes, the last TV performances I did were the duets on my show, so two years…” she told us.
And what of panellist John Partridge? “I’d love to see you do a number with the girls John… something from Cats? In lycra?” the warm-up comedian said.“I bet you would,” John said, with a twinkle in his eye. John’s always performing though. We’ve spotted him mouthing the words and dancing around in his seat during the livelier performances…
After the girls kicked off the show with another rendition of ‘If I Only Had The Part,’ there was time for a quick change as Graham chatted to the panel. We spotted Jessica and Stephanie practicing their moves as Graham asked Andrew if there were any leading ladies among the final eight. “If I’m honest – six. But I won’t be drawn,” said the Lord, as we tried to guess what the girls’ next number was going to be.
And then it was time for the week’s musical ‘mash-up’. As the girls moved from ‘A Fine Romance’ into a Lady Gaga medley, John wasn’t the only one dancing in his seat. And we guessed right – those fabulous monochrome outfits were a Gaga giveaway.
Then it was Toto time. Eleven dogs (two cute beagles for the price of one) descended on Andrew’s country home for the Lord to choose the final five. There was lots of aaaahing from the studio audience as we watched Bertie arrive in his coat, Dangerous Dave in his red necktie, and Dennis the cross-breed jump on his owners back. But it was down to Andrew to reveal the final five – Dangerous Dave, Eddie, Missy, beagle Spider and Troy. We suspect more ahhhhing next week…
Back to the Dorothys, and we got a glimpse into Charlotte’s vocal masterclass with the girls in a London church. As the warm-up guy said – “isn’t it funny, Charlotte Church, in a church.” Yes, very funny. But a serious vocal workout for the girls, with Charlotte focusing on their pitching and tone of voice. After taking them through their ‘mission’ song ‘No More Tears’, a disco number sung by Donna Summer and Barbara Streisand, Charlotte revealed to the girls that she would be joining them onstage to sing it – and, as the video rolled, we watched the girls get into place.
It was a fantastic performance from start to finish – John was dancing in his seat, the audience was clapping along, and Charlotte and the girls really belted that high note. There was even a well-deserved standing ovation at the end – and lots of whooping. But, as ever, then it was time for the sing-off. The girls took their places as we waited anxiously for the results. Gasps from the audience as Graham revealed this weeks’ bottom two to be Emilie and Sophie and a lot of sign-waving from the girls’ families as they each performed ‘I Know Him So Well’ from Chess.
And then it was decision time again for Andrew, who this week chose to save Sophie, saying to Emilie, “we all love you to bits, but I just worry about you in the dark days of technical rehearsal…” Emilie thanked her parents and told the panel: “I’m going to train… you will see me!” before handing over her shoes and flying Over The Rainbow for the final time…
So, with a standing ovation from the panel and a hug from Andrew after the show, it was goodbye to Emilie.
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