Over the Rainbow Wrap Up - Episode 8
Dorothys and Munchkins and runaway Toto's, oh my! Our final performance episode is a wrap, and what a night it was here at Over the Rainbow Oz fans!
It was perhaps our most extravagant and anticipated show of the season - and we saw extremely strong showings from our Top 3 Dorothys - we don't envy you Canada.
Last night's episode also marked The Lord's return - Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber rejoined Arlene, Thom and Louise on the judging panel and watched over the evening's proceedings.
The show kicked off with some serious fanfare and our Top 3 came out swinging in the opening group number - a medley of songs from The Wizard of Oz. The girls even got support from some awfully talented young Munchkins who lit up the stage.
Moving into the evening's solos, orange Dorothy AJ Bridel was first up, performing the well known classic Memory from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony award winning hit Cats. The judges were blown away, and Mr. Webber, who had admitted that it's a difficult song to sing for a performer AJ's age, called it 'a fabulous performance'.
Danielle Wade was next in line, singing As If We Never Said Goodbye from the musical Sunset Boulevard, also by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The panel applauded her performance and gave her top marks, with Arlene Phillips commenting that it's one of Andrew Lloyd Webber's toughest songs to sing.
Rounding out the night's solos was Stephanie La Rochelle with I Believe My Heart from Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Woman In White. The judges once again praised Stephanie for how far she's come over the course of the competition, and her performance brought Sir Andrew to tears.
The second group performance of the night, a new song from the Wizard of the Oz called 'Already Home', closed out the show and brought us to a final urging from Andrew Lloyd Webber to 'choose the right Dorothy'.
And so Canada, your votes are in and in just a short while we'll be crowning our winner on tonight's results show - join us this evening at 8PM/830 NT as we come to the end of the yellow brick road and finally answer the big question...
Who is Dorothy?