Over the Rainbow Wrap Up - Episode 4
Happy Thanksgiving munchkins! Another epic episode down here at Over the Rainbow as we take a moment to say thanks to all our fans and our hard-working Dorothys! We saw some huge performances last night and our judges will be the first to tell you that any one of our Top 7 could be Dorothy.
The Dorothys set the night off with a little play on words, singing an adaptation of 'If I Only Had A Brain', aptly titled 'If I Only Had The Part' for their group number. And then we jumped right into the night's solo's.
Cassandra was up first, performing a smoky and fun version of 'Mercy' by Duffy. The judges were happy with the performance overall but Thom Allison commented that he wants to see more depth in Cassandra's work.
Coquitlam's Jennifer Gillis then hit the stage with a 50's diner themed rendition of the 1980 Queen hit 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love'. The judges felt Jennifer had some pitch problems and struggled with the song, but the studio audience loved the performance.
Then it was red Dorothy Colleen Furlan's turn, and the judges felt her performance of 'If My Friends Could See Me Now' from the musical Sweet Charity was one of her best ever.
AJ Bridel also turned in another solid performance, receiving praise from the judges and mesmerizing the audience with Cyndi Lauper's hit 'True Colours'.
And in honor of the late Andy Williams', Danielle Wade melted viewers with a sincere and elegant version of 'Moon River' from Breakfast at Tiffany's. She too, received top marks from our judging panel.
But some would argue the biggest surprise of the night was Ottawa's Stephanie La Rochelle, who dispelled any thoughts about her shyness by performing a knockout version of 'Buenos Aires' from the musical Evita. Thom Allison was particularly impressed and suggested Stephanie is on track to win the whole show.
Finally, Toronto's Jessie Munro closed the night with a beautiful rendition of Adele's 'Rolling In The Deep'. Jessie has been in the bottom two twice, but the judges are convinced that after last night's sizzling hot showing she's secured her safety for another week.
There's no doubt that the competition is quickly heating up as our search for Dorothy continues, and if last night's finely tuned performances are any clue, it's going to come right down the wire.
So grab those turkey dinners, and your little dogs too, and join us again tonight at 8/830 NT as we say thanks and prepare to bid another Dorothy goodbye.
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