Graham Norton guides viewers through the open auditions held around the country, where thousands of Julie Andrews wannabes sing their hearts out in the hope of winning a London call-back. But will Andrew, David, Zoe and John be impressed as they whittle down their potential Marias for them to be judged by the nation?
The final 51 girls vying for the coveted role of Maria are tonight pushed to their limits as their number is whittled down to ten. Andrew Llyd Webber gets the West End wannabes to perform in his personal theatre in the grounds of his million-pound mansion, in front of a celebrity audience.
Cilla Black, Michael Winner and SIr David Frost give their opinion of the girls, before we find out who has made it through to the final ten.
The 10 finalists perform live for the first time hoping to impress both the judges and viewing public. After each girl has performed the judges give their verdict on what they have heard.
The remaining girls perform live for the second time hoping to impress both the judges and viewing public.
The remaining girls perform live for the third time. The judges give their verdict ion what they have heard after each girl performs. At the end of the show the phone lines are opened for this week's public vote.
The remaining girls perform live for the fourth time hoping to impress both the judges and viewing public. It is revealed that this week it will be a double elimination. At the end of the show Simona and Helena learn that they have the lowest amount of public votes. Andrew decides to save Helena and the phone lines are reopened.
Like last week it is revealed that tonight there will be a double elimination. The remaining girls perform once again in the semi final. The judges give their verdicts on what they have heard. A the end of the show Abi and Aoife discover that they are in the bottom two. After both girls have performed Any Dream Will Do, Andrew decides to save Aoife. The phone lines are then reopened.
The three finalist perform for the last time hoping to impress the judges and viewers at home. At the end of the show Graham reveals that Siobhan has finished in third place.
This special episode takes a look at how Connie won the series and what has happened to her since.