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Jenny DouglasThe latest BBC reality TV show seeks to find a star to play the part of Dorothy in Andrew Lloyd Webber's forthcoming production, Over the Rainbow. Contestants have been whittled down from around 9,000 contenders to the final 10. Amongst them is Jenny Douglas.

Jenny has always loved to sing, but discovered she had a distinct voice at the age of around six or seven. She is currently halfway through her first year of acting classes and her first year of vocal training at college, following the Estill Voice Training Programme. She once had a singing lesson in New York with David Schaefer, saying "It was amazing, I discovered more about my voice in one hour than in my whole time of singing".

She performed in the travelling Keith Jack Tour, and also attended the Scottish Theatre and Music School. She aspires to be the kind of Dorothy who knows her own mind and isn't afraid to speak out. She would bring "100% individuality to the role".

Jenny is an only child and lives with her mum, Mary, in Edinburgh, and she returns there every weekend from the halls of residence she lives in. Her father once sang on stage with Stevie Wonder.

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Comment by William Douglas on April 29, 2010 at 9:58
Jenny Douglas Jenny reaches the final stages of the competition, further details have emerged; whilst there were some clues in earlier publicity photographs, we know know that she lives in South Queensferry.

She attended Stenhouse Primary Schol and then Tynecastle High School before moving on to Motherwell College.

On Saturday night, Jenny gave an emotional performance of Duffy's Warwick Avenue, but was told by celebrity judge John Partridge, who plays Christian in EastEnders, that while her vocals were flawless, she needed to focus more on her acting.
Comment by William Douglas on March 29, 2010 at 17:18

Racy in lace: (L-R) Jenny Douglas, Tegan Edwards, Steph Fearon and Emma Warren sing Pixie Lott's Cry Me Out.. Tegan and Emma failed to make it through to the final 10.

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