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Over The Rainbow Puts Graham Norton’s Bums On Seats

by | 27th, March 2010

OVER The Rainbow is the TV talent show that’ll pick a winner to play Dorothy in a West End version of the Wizard of Oz from 20 hopefuls. This follows the success of the BBC’s other Lloyd Weber advertorials, a search for Oliver Twist (I’d Watch Anything) and a search for The Sound Of Music renegade nun (No Way To Stop It).

Now we can spend lots of weekends with Lloyd Webber. But the entire purpose of the thing is not to provide free publicity for Lloyd Webber, nor to allow the proles to glimpse live theatre without paying £50 for the privilege – and that’s just the parking. The entire purpose is to give Graham Norton the chance to follow up his line “You can still be Nancy” with “You can still be Dorothy”.

We’ll snigger every time Norton says it. And we can because it’s on the BBC whish means we’re paying for it. show your TV license at the stage door and see of Lloyd Webber gives you a discout on a ticket.

The judges:

Sheila Hancock, Charlotte Church and John Partridge.

The Road Kill

Amy Diamond – glamour model. So keep her in and give the media lots of photo ops.

Claire Hillier – A finalist in the 2005 series of Britain’s Next Top Model; reached the final 50 of X Factor predecessor Popstars in 2000. Reality telly is it’s own kind of fame.

BRONTE BARBE – The Welsh Girl

TASHEKA COE – Once had a record deal with RCA Records.

STEPHANIE DAVIS – Been in Doctors, Holby City, Parents Of The Band and The Outsiders.


TEGAN EDWARDS – grade 8 in Musical Theatre singing.

SOPHIE EVANS – The red-head vote

STEPH FEARON – Mum front 90s’ outfit Baby D, whish brought us the song Let Me Be Your Fantasy. See Amy Diamond. Dad was in 1980s band Galaxy.


CLAIRE HARBOURNE – Form Lancashire, home of regional telly voters. Due to do well.

KATIE HONAN – The Northern Irish one


CAMILLE MESNARD – The French Dorothy

SARAH MIDDLETON – Mum teaches the recorder

PHILIPPA O’HARA – The other Northern Irish one

DANI RAYNER – Won a local radio competition to find Cheshire’s Next Singing Sensation. Yeah, the next one.

JESSICA ROBINSON – A former finalist at the ‘Miss Dance’ competition at Blackpool Winter Gardens.

LAUREN SAMUELS – Was once deaf

EMMA WARREN – The Irish one

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