OVER THE RAINBOW TV SCHEDULE

  1. BBC ONE: Friday 26 March 2010 9pm – 10pm  Episode 1 (of 11): Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber looks for a Dorothy to take the starring role in The Wizard of Oz
  2. BBC ONE: Saturday 27 March 2010 6.30pm – 8pm Episode 2 (of 11): The final 20 girls audition for the part of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz.
  3. BBC ONE:  Saturday 3 April 2010 – 7.25pm -8 .40pm Episode 3 (of 11): Start of the live studio shows featuring the 10 Dorothys and the Wild Card Dorothy as voted for by you
  4. BBC ONE: Sunday 4 April 2010 – 6.20pm Episode 4 (of 11)
  5. BBC ONE: Saturday 10 April 2010 – 7.00pm Episode 5
  6. BBC ONE: Sunday 11 April 2010 – 8.15pm Episode 6
  7. BBC ONE: Saturday 17 April 2010 – 7.15pm Episode 7
  8. BBC ONE: Sunday 18 April 2010 – 6.15pm Episode 8
  9. BBC ONE: Saturday 24 April 2010 – 7.05pm Episode 9
  10. BBC ONE: Sunday 25 April 2010 – 7.15pm Episode 10
  11. BBC ONE: Saturday 1 May 2010 – 7.10pm Episode 11
  12. BBC ONE: Sunday 2 May 2010 – 7.15pm Episode 12
  13. BBC ONE: Saturday 8 May 2010 – 6.45pm Episode 13
  14. BBC ONE: Sunday 9 May 2010 – – 7.15pm Episode 14
  15. BBC ONE: Saturday 15 May 2010 – 7.10pm Episode 15
  16. BBC ONE: Sunday 16 May 2010 – 8.10pm Episode 16
  17. BBC ONE: Saturday 22 May 2010 – 7pm Episode 17 – FINAL
  18. BBC ONE: Saturday 22 May 2010 – 8.55pm Episode 18 – FINAL RESULTS

MORE ABOUT THE TV SHOW

Over The Rainbow, hosted by Graham Norton, started at 9pm on Friday 26 March on BBC One, followed by a live feature-length studio show on Saturday at 6.30pm.

Following the success of BBC musical talent shows How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?, Any Dream Will Do and I’d Do Anything, Over The Rainbow saw Andrew Lloyd Webber search for a new Dorothy to lead the cast in his 2011 revival of The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium.

Andrew Lloyd Webber was joined by a new panel of experts – actress Sheila Hancock, who is currently starring in Sister Act at the London Palladium, singer and TV presenter Charlotte Church and EastEnders actor John Partridge.

SATURDAY 22 MAY

Watch Saturday’s episode on BBC iPlayer

Watch Saturday’s RESULTS SHOW on BBC iPlayer

CONGRATULATIONS DANIELLE – you are the winner of Over The Rainbow. We can’t wait to see you in the show.

(see our news feature here).

Danielle Hope - winner of Over The Rainnbow

SATURDAY 15 MAY and SUNDAY 16 MAY

Watch Saturday’s episode on BBC iPlayer

Watch Sunday’s episode on BBC iPlayer

And then there were three. The winner of Over The Rainbow, to find a Dorothy to star in Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s new production of The Wizard of Oz, edged a step closer on Sunday as Steph left the show. That leaves Danielle, Lauren and Sophie in the final on Saturday (22nd May, 7pm). It was NAIL-BITING, with Lord LW deciding to save Lauren – which meant poor Steph had to go. Saturday will prove a close call.

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SATURDAY 8 MAY and SUNDAY 9 MAY

This weekend’s double eviction was FRAUGHT! We said goodbye to Jenny Douglas, 18, from Edinburgh on Saturday and Jessica Robinson,18, from Middlesbrough on Sunday. That leaves just four girls to go (GULP): Danielle, Lauren, Sophie and Steph (pics below).

Other news this weekend was that the stage show – which will star the winning Dorothy – has now gone on sale. Click here to book tickets to see The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium.

SATURDAY 1 MAY and SUNDAY 2 MAY

It was the battle of the Stephs on Sunday night. Never mind Stephanie – you did a fine job of Tell Me On A Sunday but Steph just pipped you to the post in the Lord’s final judgment.

SATURDAY 24 APRIL and SUNDAY 25 APRIL

Emilie may have been saved by the public in the wildcard vote but couldn’t be saved on Sunday as the Lord favoured Sophie.

SATURDAY 17 APRIL and SUNDAY 18 APRIL

The Green goddess from Cheshire has gone! Dani did her best – and belted out a fabulous final Maybe This Time but the Lord saved Danielle. Starting to get a bit too close to call now…

SATURDAY 10 APRIL and SUNDAY 11 APRIL

Bronte was ditched on Sunday – well done Lauren for hanging on in there.

SATURDAY 3 APRIL and SUNDAY 4 APRIL

Poor Amy wasn’t saved in the sing-off with Steph 🙁

SATURDAY 27 MARCH

In the show we met the 10 Dorothys chosen to continue, alongside the 10 Wild Card Dorothys – one of which you can vote to save for this Saturday’s show. The WILD CARD DOROTHYS are:

Camille Mesnard (21) from Marseille (but now lives in Merseyside)

Claire Harbourne (18) from Lancashire

Claire Hillier (25) from Wales

Emilie Fleming (19) from Tyne & Wear

Emma Warren (20) from Dublin

Katie Honan (19) from the Republic of Ireland

Phillipa O’Hara (23) from Belfast

Sarah Middleton (21) East Midlands

Tasheka Coe (28) from West Midlands

Tegan Edwards (17) Norfolk

FRIDAY 26 MARCH

Friday’s show covered the weeks of mass auditions that took place around the country.

Here’s the list of the 20 Dorothys in full:

Amy Diamond (22) from Cheshire

Bronte Barbe (18) from Cheshire

Camille Mesnard (21) from Marseille (but now lives in Merseyside)

Claire Harbourne (18) from Lancashire

Claire Hillier (25) from Wales

Dani Rayner (16) from Cheshire

Danielle Hope (17) from Greater Manchester

Emilie Fleming (19) from Tyne & Wear

Emma Warren (20) from Dublin

Jenny Douglas (18) from Scotland

Jessica Robinson (18) from Middlesbrough

Katie Honan (19) from the Republic of Ireland

Lauren Samuels (22) from London

Phillipa O’Hara (23) from Belfast

Sophie Evans (17) from Wales

Sarah Middleton (21) East Midlands

Steph Fearon (21) from London

Stephanie Davis (17) from Merseyside

Tasheka Coe (28) from West Midlands

Tegan Edwards (17) Norfolk

COMING UP

This Saturday the live studio rounds start, showcasing the final 10 Dorothys in a studio-based “sing-off”‘ plus the Wild Card Dorothy voted by you to stay.

Also from this week, the TV show will also search for a Toto, Dorothy’s little dog, to star in a one-off gala performance of The Wizard of Oz next year. The search will be led by I’d Do Anything winner Jodie Prenger, who completes her West End stint as Nancy in Oliver! on Saturday and will then join the UK touring production of Spamalot.

  1. BBC ONE: Saturday 17 April 2010 – 7.15pm Episode 7