Hiya! Hope you’ve been enjoying Glo Naija Sings Season 3 like I have. It’s been amazing seeing all the acts on it improve and gain more confidence in exploring the range of their vocal talents and it’s always exciting (and sad) to see who becomes the next to be eliminated.
During the eliminations, my friends and I have a little game going on, trying to guess who gets voted out. So far I’ve been able to get 2 right. Go on! try it next Sunday. It’s fun.
This Sunday’s eliminations came as a surprise as 2 acts were voted out. Wow! It came as a shock not only to us but also to the contestants as Precious and AM OK exited the Glo Naija Sings stage on Sunday. The voting public had decided their “80s Hits” performances wasn’t up to scratch. This show is definitely full of surprises.
Here are their final performances as they said their goodbyes to Glo Naija Sings to become part of the voting public
AM OK‘s swan song
Precious‘ swan song
And speaking of the voting public (which is YOU and the rest of Africa by the way), did you know that you stand a chance to win a brand new HD PVR decoder or a Samsung galaxy tab every week just by voting. The way to vote can be found near the end of this article.
This week was themed Afrobeat Week which really got me hyped up as I missed most of the activities of the recently concluded Felabration week (October 10 – 16).
This week depicted a truly Nigerian show - Afrobeat is a movement and a culture that I’m proud to be part of. All the acts performed 2 different songs (another surprise) with a live band.
Olisa, Frabz and Tosin had this to say about what they expected from this week’s Afrobeat performances.
Darey introduced this week’s judges: the beautiful Yeni Kuti was the guest judge along with the stallion Onyeka Onwenu and resident judge Olisa Adibua. Denrele was backstage rocking flat shoes (1st time I had seen him in one of those) and singing zombie up and about.
The performances started with Christian singing Fela‘s “Zombie” and boy did he own the stage today. To vote for him, please use the number 2.
Up next was Oni who performed Fela‘s “Suffering and Smiling” and the audience’s feedback pretty much summed up her average performance. To vote for her, please use the number 4
Vicky performed Fela‘s “Beast of No Nation” with such an added punch, that she had the audience clapping at various intervals of her performance. To vote for her, please use the number 9.
Backstage, the human zombie Denrele met up with Christian, Oni and Vicky and asked them that if they had a choice what musical family would they like to belong to?
Christian chose the Kuti family cos of the iconic Fela; Vicky chose the Von Trapp family and Oni chose the Marley family. Denrele had the last laugh choosing the Glo Naija Family.
Tee Songz performed Fela‘s “Army Arrangements” and wowed the crowd with his stage presence. To keep him on the show, please use the number 10.
Mattade got on stage perform Fela‘s “Sorrows, Tears and Blood” (his voting number is 6) and for once, he removed the smile from his face and transfered it to the audience who loved his performance even though at times he couldn’t seem to project his vocals above that of the instrumentals.
Backstage, Denrele caught up with Tee Songz and Mattade & asked them what else they could do apart from singing; Tee Songz revealed he could draw while Mattade said he was on his way to becoming like Denrele - a good host.
The 2nd round of performances kicked off with Christian performing Fela‘s “Open and Close” as his 2nd choice and showed the audience precisely how to dance ‘open and close‘ to a resounding applause.
Oni chose to perform Fela‘s “Coffin for Head of State” which was quite better than her previous performance
Vicky performed Lagbaja‘s “Konko Below” in her own style and she made the audience meet her ‘ni sale’
Backstage, Denrele asked Christian, Vicky and Oni for their evaluation of their performances so far and they all appealed to the crowd saying they deserved 2nd chances.
Tee Songz dedicated his next performance of Fela‘s “Lady” to all the beautiful women across Africa and got a lot of crowd reaction especially from the ladies.
Mattade then performed Fela‘s “Arguement” to the delight of the audience.
Backstage, Denrele met with Tee Songz and Mattade and accused them of stealing his shine from him. He then asked if Fela, Femi, Seun, Yeni and Denrele were all trapped in a burning house, who would they rescue?
Tee Songz opted to save Yeni while Mattade opted to save Fela …this made Denrele sad as none of them chose to save him
So there you have it, ten beautiful performances from 5 talented acts. If you are still confused like me on who to vote for, maybe the judges comments might help.
Guest judge Yeni said she loved Tee Songz and Vicky. With Tee Songz, she felt he carried the audience along so well and she liked it that Vicky knew how to project her vocals and mannerism to suit the Afrobeat tracks.
She said Oni didnt project her voice and felt maybe she needed more time to rehearse; Christian was a bit off tune at the start of his performances but got into the groove and on the right note in between. She said Mattade was …erm …okay cos she knew it was difficult singing a Fela‘s song
The beautiful stallion Onyeka Onwenu‘s 2 highlights of the night were Tee Songz and Vicky.
She felt Vicky was consistent and very versatile in her renditions and she keeps raising the bar. She thought Tee Songz managed the stage very well but advised him not to always get carried away by the crowd’s cheers cos when this happened during his performance, he got carried away and some of his dance moves became a distraction.
She felt Christian has been listening to all their advice and she could now feel his performances. She said it just wasn’t Oni‘s night but it doesnt take it away that she’s a great singer. She also said she could hardly hear Mattade‘s vocals.
Olisa believed some vocals were sacrificed on the altar like Mattade who could hardly be heard and Tee Songz who got away with entertaining to woo the crowd without his vocals being on point.
He said Christian finally came through to the party and was really happy that he did; Oni didn’t use her voice and Vicky once again was on point
Here are the details you need to know to ensure your fave remains on Glo Naija Sings!
You can vote online here; the page also includes all the numbers for the SMS lines and details on how you can vote on MXiT.
Don’t let these aspiring superstars down! Here are the Top 5′s unique voting numbers
Vote number = 2
Vote number = 10
Vote number = 6
Vote number = 9
Vote number = 4
Vote Via the website
You can vote once per hour per registered email address on www.mnetafrica.com/naijasings . Voting on the website is free.
Vote via sms
In Nigeria: Text just THE NUMBER that corresponds to your favourite contestant to 33360.
NB: Mobile voting is exclusive to Glo subscribers and SMSes cost N50.
In the Benin Republic: Text just THE NUMBER that corresponds to your favourite contestant to 7099.
NB: Mobile voting is exclusive to Glo subscribers and SMSes cost 150 CFA.
Outside Nigeria and Benin: Text just THE NUMBER that corresponds to your favourite contestant to +234 815 555 0000. This is open to all networks – international SMS rates apply.
You can vote up to 100 times per mobile number during each voting period.
Vote via wap
Type www.mnetafrica.com/naijasings/wap into your mobile browser and start voting. You can vote once per hour and voting via Wap is free.
Vote via mxit
Open your mobile phone’s browser and type in m.mxit.com to download MXit for free. Then locate MXit on your phone under the applications or games section and register. Once in MXit, go to Tradepost>Entertainment>MNET and then add the Naija Sings Voting contact.
Voting on MXit is free and you can vote up to 10 times per voting period.
However, it’s you who ultimately decide – voting lines are open until midnight on Thursday so make sure you make your mark! Details are here!
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That’s all folks! Join us next week as the acts left sing Classic Naija Hits and International RnB joints
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