- 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
11th, May, 2010
Oz Blog: The second sing-off
Read our Oz Blog on Saturday’s show here.
Having already said goodbye to one Dorothy, Sunday’s Over The Rainbow audience were nervous. “Isn’t it tense?” said warm-up comedian Stu. Jenny was back though, sat in pride of place in the audience with some of her supporters. Stu tried to keep us entertained by throwing out chocolate – including lobbing some up at Jenny – as the crew prepared for the start of the show. “Hmm, I never offer chocolate to the panel,” he said, as Charlotte, John, Sheila and Andrew took their seats. “Do you want some?” he said, to which Charlotte responded with an instant, “yes.” She’s a caramel kind of girl, in case you wondered.
Another burst of ‘Defying Gravity’ to start the show and, after a quick recap on the previous night’s events, Graham caught up with the panel as in the studio we watched the crew transform the set by laying out yellow-brick road tiles. It was nearly time for the final five Totos to make their first studio appearance. “I’ve got Dangerous Dave!” we saw Jessica mouth excitedly at her family, and what she meant by this soon became clear as each of the five dogs were led onto the ‘doggy catwalk’ by one of the Dorothys. Joining Jessica and Dave were Danielle and Troy, Lauren and Eddie, Sophie and Missy, and Steph and Spider. As each of the girls tried to make the dogs sit, there was one funny moment as Graham introduced the video footage of the Toto challenge. Let’s just say the recorded bark at the beginning of the footage caused some excitement…
We watched as the girls, including Jenny, were asked to act out a scene with one of the Totos at Richmond Theatre. Not only were they being judged by the Toto panel – Jodie, Sarah and Gerry – but they were also performing in front of what looked like hundreds of school children. And before even getting onstage, they had to persuade one of the Totos to choose them. Lauren was forced to sit the challenge out after the each of the dogs picked one of her fellow Dorothys. “Maybe they can sense that I have cats at home,” she said.
The panel’s top dog was Spider, who performed with Jenny, while Dangerous Dave won the kids vote after playing the scene with Sophie. Back in the studio, the dogs had been led back off-stage. “They’ve had a long day,” Graham said to the panel. “So have we!” Sheila retorted.
And then it was mash-up time, as the Dorothys this week served up a combination of ‘Matchmaker’ from Fiddler on the Roof, ‘Rich Girl’ by Eve featuring Gwen Stefani, and the Black Eyed Peas – ‘I Gotta Feeling.’
With the second sing-off fast approaching, the panel gave us their thoughts on the girls. As we watched the video footage in the studio, someone in the audience took the opportunity to shout out, “John!” As the panel turned around, Stu read out the sign being held up – “John, we will be your Syed!” We think John was impressed with this reference to his recent Eastenders love-split, although yet again he wouldn’t give us any more gossip from the show…
After Graham’s quick catch-up with the girls, we saw the Dorothys make their first appearance at a West End opening night, attending Sweet Charity and heading backstage afterward to meet the show’s star Tamzin Outhwaite, who told the girls, “this will happen for all of you, in whatever job, you’ll have an opening night – remember that.”
Then we got a glimpse of what it’s all about as we saw Tamzin perform an iconic number from the show – ‘If My Friends Could See Me Now.’ Afterwards, Tamzin told the girls what they can expect from an opening night. “Lots of nerves, loads of adrenalin pumping through the body… make the most of your opening night because it’s never that exciting again.”
Then, time once again for the dreaded sing-off – and another surprise this week as Jessica, previously the only girl not to have been in the bottom two, was in the sing-off with Danielle. “A real dilemma for me, I think,” said Andrew, as the girls took to the floor to sing ‘Take That Look Off Your Face’.
Decision time again, and Andrew saved Danielle, telling Jessica: “I’m just a little bit unsure about [you for] Dorothy, but you are so wonderful and quirky… it’s Funny Girl, something like that. You are a real star in the making.”
And so the second goodbye of the weekend was to Jessica, who told us she was going on to train in September. “I’ve had the best experience of my life so far,” she said, before re-joining the Dorothys for one last performance.
Four Dorothys and two weeks to go. The race is on…
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