Let's head back a decade, first.
You may recall a TV "contest competition" show around 2007 that set out to discover two unknown to star as the leads for a new Broadway production of Grease. The TV program went by the clever name of one of the songs of the show, "You're the One That I Want."
There have been five similar shows done in England, the first of which I believe came a year before the U.S. show. The oft-mentioned here Graham Norton was the host of all five, and Andrew Lloyd Webber was a judge for all five, and produced four of the stage shows.
All five had similarly clever titles, which each used a song from their shows. One was to cast 'Nancy' in a stage production of Oliver!, that was called "I'd Do Anything" (and was the only one that Lloyd Webber didn't end up producing, but Cameron Macintosh did, and was one of the judges). There was also a search for someone to play 'Joseph' in a revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoast, called "Any Dream Will Do." A revival of Jesus Chris Superstar to find the lead role went by the name, "Superstar." To find a young actress to star as 'Dorothy' in a stage production of The Wizard of Oz, they did a TV search program, "Over the Rainbow." And the first TV show which started it all was an effort to cast the starring role of 'Maria' in an upcoming production of The Sound of Music, for which the TV show was cleverly called, "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?"
Which brings us up to speed.
It turns out that in The Netherlands, they also did a TV contest search to find an actress to star in a new production of The Sound of Music. Their version was called, "Op zoek naar Maria" The actress who won that contest was who performed in the video I posted, which you can see by scrolling below.
In this new video here, it's the same song, "Do Re Mi" -- but as performed on the TV show, with all six final actresses in the contest. The children are the same throughout the number, but each of the actresses play a sort of "tag team" as they get their chance to perform.
By the way, for those of you keeping a scorecard, the actress who ultimately won the contest (whose name, I've tracked down, is Deborah de Ridder) is the sixth of these, and she comes in at the 3:18 mark.
I should add, as good as all those actresses are who perform as 'Maria,', they only have to do their 40 seconds, but it's the kids who almost stand out more, needing to learn the full and somewhat intricate choreography. And sing that chorus over and over and over...
And a reminder: every time you hear the line that sounds like, "Fa -- Your father is in hell," it actually means in Dutch, "Your father is a hero." Hence the little salute they all keep giving.