Promo shot as 'Maria'
Promo shot as 'Maria'

Courtesy of CBC Television

In black dress
In black dress

About to perform for Andrew Lloyd Webber in London. Competing for a top ten place in the competition.

Gavin Crawford
Gavin Crawford

"Our Host", touring in London

Top Twenty!
Top Twenty!

Here we are in London, at Andrew Lloyd Webbers' Palladium Theatre.

At the beautiful London Palladium
At the beautiful London Palladium
Waiting for a phone call from Andrew
Waiting for a phone call from Andrew

...Heehee

Top 10 girls in Salzburg, Austria
Top 10 girls in Salzburg, Austria
Elicia in front of the lake
Elicia in front of the lake

This was the background for the filming of the movie 'The Sound of Music'.

Top 10 girls
Top 10 girls

Touring Salzburg.

Singing 'The Sound of Music'
Singing 'The Sound of Music'

You wouldn't believe the acoustics up here!

Practicing our twirls
Practicing our twirls

on the Austrian Alps.

Maria?
Maria?

Me at the CBC studios, Toronto.

Top 10 Maria's in Toronto
Top 10 Maria's in Toronto

along with vocal coach Micah Barnes. Live audience filming begins on "How do you Solve a Problem like Maria?"

Elaine Overholt and John Barrowman
Elaine Overholt and John Barrowman

Two of our lovely judges on the show.

Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber

Our ultimate judge.

Live performance 'I Have Confidence'
Live performance 'I Have Confidence'

My favourite song to sing in "The Sound of Music", might I add.

Signing a poster after a performance
Signing a poster after a performance

for some wonderful fans!

Performing 'Cabaret'
Performing 'Cabaret'
Again 'Cabaret'
Again 'Cabaret'

My favourite song I sang on theTV show.

Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber

Having a good time Judging.

Live performance of 'You Needed Me'
Live performance of 'You Needed Me'
The top 3 girls out to Dinner
The top 3 girls out to Dinner

The night before the final show with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Simon Lee.

Live performance of 'Memory'
Live performance of 'Memory'

Our tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber night.

Waiting in anticipation...
Waiting in anticipation...

the moment before one of us lucky girls were named 'Maria'!

Right after the win
Right after the win

I had to stay onstage to sing my crowning song 'The Sound of Music'. One of the hardest things I've ever had to do in my life. I was so happy I couldn't hold back my tears of joy.

The finale ending
The finale ending

A very exciting Moment!

Ready to Celebrate!
Ready to Celebrate!
Can't hold back the tears any longer
Can't hold back the tears any longer
Congratulations!
Congratulations!

A night to remember!

Simon Lee and Elicia
Simon Lee and Elicia

Congratulating on a job well done!

The after party celebration
The after party celebration

with Elaine Overholt.

Andrew giving good advise
Andrew giving good advise

At the celebration.

My face in the papers already!
My face in the papers already!

Wow, they're quick.

The after party
The after party

Standing in front of the poster for my new job.

 outside the after party...
outside the after party...

Already revealing me as your 'Maria'!

Interview with the press.
Interview with the press.

The next day after winning I had about 26 interviews in a row!

Elicia's Welcome Home
Elicia's Welcome Home

at the Vancouver Airport after winning the role of 'Maria'

Elicia at Home
Elicia at Home

after winning the role of 'Maria'

Elicia's Welcome Home
Elicia's Welcome Home

at the Vancouver Airport after winning the role of 'Maria' with 'Teddi'

Elicia's Welcome Home
Elicia's Welcome Home

at the Vancouver Airport after winning the role of 'Maria'

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Andrew Lloyd Webber began his Televised Canada Wide search for the perfect young woman to become 'Maria' in the North American Premier of "The Sound of Music".  Elicia MacKenzie was one of thousands of talented performers to audition. After many months of tough competition Elicia won the hearts of the viewers and became 'Maria'.

​​'​​How Do you Solve a Problem like Maria?' the TV Show