Glaswegian Dancing Queen Stevie Doc has been crowned as one of the winners of reality singing show Mamma Mia! I Have A Dream.
The 22-year-old musical theatre teacher, who was triumphant in the final of the hit show on Sunday evening, will now be handed a prestigious part in the West End production of Mamma Mia in the role of Sophie.
She was vying for the role with Esme Bowdler, 23, a barista from Chester.
On her win, she said: “I’m honestly lost for words. This is something I could never have imagined, and I am so grateful to have been given the opportunity to even be on the show, never mind win it!
“Thank you to everyone who has supported me and helped me to make this happen!”
Tobias Turley, a singing waiter from Somerset, was named as the other victor following a vote by the public after eight weeks of trials and tribulations.
Since October 22 the competitors have sung, danced and acted their way to the final in front of a judging panel of Alan Carr, Jessie Ware, Samantha Barks and Amber Riley.
On the show, host Zoe Ball said: “I can now reveal that the winners of Mamma Mia! I Have A Dream are Stevie and Tobias.”
During the 75-minute show, broadcast live on Sunday, the finalists performed to the song Mamma Mia before Doc sang Thank You For The Music and Bowdler sang My Love, My Life.
Elsewhere Johnston sang Our Last Summer while Turley performed I’ve Been Waiting For You, before the show culminated in a group rendition of The Winner Takes It All.
Abba’s Bjorn Ulvaeus offered the contestants a heartful message and said: “I just wanted to say a huge congratulations to each and every one of you on making it to the finals.”
Speaking ahead of the final Stevie told STV News: “I never ever would have expected to have gotten to this point. I’m just so grateful.”
The Glaswegian performer impressed the judges week upon week with powerful renditions of the likes of Shallow and All That Jazz, as well captivating acting skills which saw Stevie open up about a difficult period in her life.
After performing a scene with west end legend Mazz Murray, in which they were playing the mother/daughter roles in Mamma Mia, Stevie admitted she found it tough, having lost her own mother when she was just 13-years-old.
Stevie’s mum was her inspiration, lighting up a room and singing and dancing at any given opportunity.
Sadly, she never got to see her daughter on stage but Stevie laughed as she said: “I would be scared to have her at the final watching me perform because she wouldn’t shut up! She’d be like ‘that’s my daughter!’ She’d be so excited. She’d be so proud.’”
Mamma Mia! the musical, featuring songs from the back catalogue of Swedish supergroup Abba, has been on stage for decades and in 2008 the movie was released, starring Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper.
The winners will make their West End debut in seven weeks, on Monday January 29 2024.
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