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Dani Rayner: Over The Rainbow Dorothy

Dani Rayner
Home Town
Dorothy Colour
Olive Green

The youngest of the hopeful Dorothys, Dani's greatest achievement so far in her life was being asked to sing "On My Own" from Les Miserables to an audience of over 2,000 at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester as part of a school prize-giving.

Danielle's mum says she has always been able to sing in tune - ever since she was tiny, and she has sung in front of an audience on a few occasions. She even once played the role of Dorothy in a professional local production in Chester, as well as Eponine in Les Miserables, Penny in Hairspray and Anne in the Diary of Anne Frank.

She was a member of Stagecoach Theatre Arts and a member of the National Youth Music Theatre in 2008-09. She also won a local radio competition in 2007 and was named "Cheshire's Next Singing Sensation".

She feels that she would be a very 'current' Dorothy as a young person in the modern world.

Dani's progress

Show 5

Dani had mixed comments from the panel last week. She tried to wow their socks off with this version of One Night Only, from the film Dream Girls.

She fails to impress the panel and finds herself in the sing off with Danielle. She doesn't make it through and bids us farewell.

Group peformances this week were Michael Jackson's Ease On Down The Road, taken from the film The Wiz and Buenos Aires, in heels. Mashed up was Losing My Mind from Follies, Crazy In Love by Beyonce and Crazy by Gnarls Barkley?

Show 4

Dani takes on the Michael Buble song Home.

The Dorothys got together this week for The Wizard of Oz classic, Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead, Judy Garland's Get Happy, Can't Stop The Beat from Hairspray and a mash up of Money and Madonna's Material Girl.

Show 3

The youngest Dorothy in the competition, takes to the stage to perform her version of Ego.

All the Dorothys came together for Merry Old Land of Oz and a mash up of Anything You Can Do and Broken Heels.

Show 2

We get to meet the final 20 Dorothys and watch them perform Follow the Yellow Brick Road and We're Off To See The Wizard. She appears in a group with Tasheka, Phillipa and Sarah performing Love Story by Taylor Swift as their chart hit number and Tell Me It's Not True from Blood Brothers as their classic musical number.

Show 1

Selected to be in the final 20 Dorothys from thousands of auditions.

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