- 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
7th, April, 2010
Oz Blog: The first Dorothy flies over the rainbow
Read our Oz Blog on the first live show here.
Sunday’s results show saw the eleven girls return to the stage. Jodie Prenger reminded us about the ongoing search for Toto and Graham reiterated that the dogs don’t need to be theatre-trained, just house-trained. Then Andrew informed us that it was Graham’s birthday! But, after the audience were led in a rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday” by panellist John Partridge (which was clearly voted off the show by the time it was broadcast, perhaps we weren’t as tuneful as the Dorothys) it was back to the business at hand.
The final eleven performed their first Dorothy Mash Up, segueing effortlessly from ‘Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better,’ into Alexandra Burke’s ‘Broken Heels.’ In glamorous red and black, the girls looked like the West End’s answer to Girls Aloud.
Which is fitting as, after winning this week’s task – during which the girls got a taste of life as a farm girl, mucking out pigs and feeding lambs with Countryfile presenter Adam Henson – Bronte (picked by Adam as the winning farm girl) selected Amy, Emilie and Jessica to join her in a farm-inspired performance of Girls Aloud’s ‘Love Machine’.
And then, the results. The girls – and the audience – waited with bated breath as Graham revealed that Steph and Amy had received the fewest public votes. Singing Andrew’s ‘Whistle Down The Wind,’ both girls gave it their all in the hope Andrew would save them.
But it was Steph Andrew chose to save, leaving Amy as the first out. “I think you’re fantastically talented…[but] just not right for this role,” Andrew said. Although “gutted” Amy vowed to keep going. “I did what I set out to do, to people who just see me as a model… You can be a mum or a bank worker and still keep pursuing your dreams,” she said, to cheers from the former Wild Card Dorothys.
And then it was time to say goodbye. Singing ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’ for the last time, after giving up her sparkly shoes, Amy took her place on a specially constructed crescent moon which whisked her up to the top of the studio – and away.
A fitting send-off for our first Dorothy, as 11 becomes 10…
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