When Joseph Met Maria

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When Joseph Met Maria was a Christmas special featuring several 'Maria' and 'Joseph' finalists from Andrew Lloyd Webber's BBC talent searches How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? and Any Dream Will Do, including winners Connie Fisher and Lee Mead. It was aired on BBC One on 24 December 2007 and was presented by Graham Norton. When Joseph Met Maria showed what several of the finalists were up to since taking part in the live shows. It also featured several performances from the selected finalists, as well as judges John Barrowman, who performed with the Marias, and Denise Van Outen, who performed with the Josephs. Also present were judges Bill Kenwright and Zoe Tyler.

Finalists[edit]

The finalists from each series present were:

Marias

Contestant Overall position
Connie Fisher 1st
Helena Blackman 2nd
Siobhan Dillon 3rd
Aoife Mulholland 4th
Abi Finley 5th
Simona Armstrong 7th

Josephs

Contestant Overall position
Lee Mead 1st
Keith Jack 2nd
Lewis Bradley 3rd
Craig Chalmers 5th
Daniel Boys 6th
Rob McVeigh 7th

Songs[edit]

Song Performed by
The Sound of Music/How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? Connie Fisher and the Marias
Any Dream Will Do/Go, Go, Go Joseph Lee Mead and the Josephs
Shout Connie Fisher and the Marias
The Boys Are Back In Town Lee Mead and the Josephs
All I Want for Christmas Is You The Marias
Santa Claus is Coming to Town The Josephs
The Perfect Year Connie Fisher
If I Can Dream Lee Mead
Baby It's Cold Outside John Barrowman and the Marias
Santa Baby Denise Van Outen and the Josephs
All I Ask of You Connie Fisher and Lee Mead
White Christmas All (including Andrew Lloyd Webber, Zoe Tyler and Bill Kenwright)

Kerst Met Joseph en Evita[edit]

A similar special, entitled Kerst Met Joseph en Evita (When Joseph Met Evita) was aired on Christmas Eve 2008, uniting several 'Evita' and 'Joseph' finalists from the Dutch versions, Op zoek naar Evita and Op zoek naar Joseph including winners Brigitte Heitzer and Freek Bartels.