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Sophie Evans: Over The Rainbow Dorothy

Sophie Evans
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Dorothy Colour

Sophie started singing as soon as she could speak. Music is in her family - she gets her ability to sing from her mother, who she lives with in Wales along with her father and younger sister and pet dog.

She had a few singing lessons whilst at school with a singing tutor, and once featured in a Joshua Foundation Show at the Millennium Centre in Cardiff where she learnt various new singing techniques. She once sang at a wedding, and appeared briefly on the 2008 series of The X Factor, making it through to the Boot Camp stage.

One of the women she most admires is Over The Rainbow's very own Charlotte Church, and she applied for this competition because of her love of singing and that she thinks it'll be a great experience for her: she doesn't feel that she's really had to face anything tough in life yet.

Sophie's progress

The final

Sophie opened the show with a few old friends and then went to do her first solo performance of the evening. After the third place result was announced Sophie was safe and still had the ruby slippers in sight.

Sophie performed her favourite song of the series, Reflection. Then after a last performance of Over The Rainbow it was time to find out who would be Dorothy. Sophie lost out to Danielle.

Show 9

Charlotte commented that this week Sophie had 'really upped her game'. After opening with the group number, Together Wherever We Go, it was time for her solo performance of Reflection. She tried to Wash That Man Out Of My Hair during her Duet Duel with Steph and got the umbrellas open for the last Mash Up of the series.

Sophie avoided the Sing Off and is next week's Final.

Show 8

It was a hard week for Sophie last week when the panel told her that she may find herself in the sing off. Fortunately for her she avoided the bottom two and impressed The Lord with her version of I Enjoy Being A Girl from Flower Drum Song.

It was musical week and the Dorothys came together for an electrifying version of Defying Gravity from the hit musical, Wicked. Their mission performance was Talk To The Animals. Finishing off the show, the final five Dorothys took to the stage to perform a medley of all things Oz...

In the Sunday show the Dorothys mashed up songs from Fiddler On The Roof, Gwen Stefani and Black Eyed Peas with Matchmaker, To Life, Rich Girl and I Gotta Feeling. The Dorothys also got paired up with one the Top five Totos.

Show 7

Having had her confidence rocked the week before, Sophie wanted to deliver with her version of Wonderful World but the panel felt she could have given more.

Not one to get down, she made it happen in the group performance of The Happening and the Dorothy mash up of Well, Did You Evah, Get The Party Started and Wild Thang and avoided the sing off.

Show 6

The panel said that Sophie had struggled to find a song that fits her style. She performed Love Song, but ended up in the sing off with Emilie.

Group performances started with the Dorothys opening the show with a unique version of The Tinman's If I Only Had A Heart, from The Wizard of Oz. Sophie, Jessica, Danielle and Steph performed Oklahoma from the musical of the same name. Charlotte performed Enough is Enough (No More Tears) with the Dorothys and then they mashed up Lady Gaga and Fred Astaire with A Fine Romance, Bad Romance Just Dance and Paparazzi.

Show 5

Shelia said that she was disappointed with Sophie's performance last week. Hoping to inject more of the 'leading lady' that the panel had asked for, Sophie took to the stage with her version of I'm With You.

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

Took to the stage her version of Shania Twain's That Don't Impress Me Much.

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

Sang If I Were A Boy.

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

Camille, Jessica, Stephanie and Sophie perform two songs for the panel. The first is chart hit Never Forget You originally by The Noisettes and the second a classic musical number All That Jazz from the musical Chicago.

Show 1

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

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