There was a shock at the BBC today when the two leading contenders for Andrew Lloyd Webber's televised talent search "Over the Rainbow" ended in a coalition between the two leading ladies.
Dannielle Hope and Sophie Evans, two of the strongest contenders in the competition, announced the so-called "Hung role" on Sunday evening at the end of the results show. "It was really an on-the-spot decision" said Sophie, "we only really decided to make a coalition a few minutes before the show began."
From now on, the upcoming show will star two girls, who will be on alternating nights. When the decision was announced live on Sunday, it was reported that several members of the live studio audience began to swear and shout, where as others began to cheer the newly formed coalition. Some of the dogs who were contending for the role of Toto wre reported to have heavily soiled the studio floor, taking a team of cleaning experts to remove the mark. It took a team of paramedics six hours to revive Graham Norton, who fainted a few seconds after the decision was revealed. He is said to be in a stable condition.
Lauren Samuels, the girl who was left of the coalition, released a statement early this week about how she felt about the decision. "I am a bit annoyed to have lost out on such a big oppurtunity," she said to journalists, "but I hope the other two girls enjoy being in the public eye. I hope they do well. It reminds of something that happened in the news the other week. I just can't quite remember what. Aah well, it can't have been that important, or I would have remembered..."