THE dream of becoming the next Dorothy is over for Cheshire teen star Dani Rayner.
The 16-year-old college student, from Whitegate, was forced into a ‘sing-off’ scenario during Sunday’s results show of BBC One’s Over the Rainbow talent contest.
Having received the lowest number of votes from the public, Grange School student Dani and rival Danielle Hope were placed in the bottom two and had to sing again to try and persuade Lord Andrew Lloyd-Webber to keep them in the competition.
Unfortunately for Dani, the youngest competitor on the show, it was the end of the dream to become the next Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz as she was voted off.
She said: “It was a difficult night but I’m really pleased with the whole experience in general.
“I really enjoyed it.
“I have been living the dream for the past couple of months. It has to come to an end at some point but I have learnt so much and I hope I can use it in the future.”
Dani returned to her family home in Whitegate on Sunday and is now pondering whether to take her AS Level exams at The Grange School in Hartford.
“I’m meant to be sitting my AS Levels in May but I have missed quite a lot of school. It’s definitely an option to get them done. I had taken all my books to London so I think I might sit them or see what’s around the corner.”
Dani, her mum Jennifer and dad Keith, added that they would like to thank all Chronicle readers for their support during the contest.