On Saturday, November 19, 2011, the number of contestants at this year’s edition of MTN Project Fame West Africa was reduced from 13 to 10 contestants as Joba, Chidinma and Emmanuel were eliminated from the popular music talent competition.
The three contestants were among the seven contestants with the lowest votes put up for eviction last week. The other four contestants on probation were Roy, Racheal, Princess and Ruth.
As usual, after performances by the contestants on probation, the moment of truth came: the total number of votes from the viewing public saved Racheal. The judges decided to save Roy thereby extending his run in the competition. Next up was the Faculty and after commending the contestants, they decided to save the eccentric Ruth based on her development in the academy. The contestants who were not up for eviction then had the unpleasant job of saving only one of their fellow contestants and after a lot of tension, they decided to save Princess.
With Racheal, Roy, Ruth and Princess saved, it automatically meant that Joba, Chidinma and Emmanuel had been eliminated from the show. Taking it all in good stride, they showed their appreciation in taking part in the competition and promised to storm the music industry soon enough.
Wande Coal later thrilled the audience as he closed the show with an amazing performance from his “Mushin to MoHits” album.
On Sunday, November 20, 2011, the ten contestants remaining in the academy took us down memory lane with back to back classic cuts. They opened the show with group performances and they featured the PlayHouse Voices to back them up. Ethel, Monica, Ruth, Racheal and Isaac performed “Rivers Of Babylon” by Bonnie M. Yvonne, Velma, Ese, Roy and Princess also performed “Earth Song” by Micheal Jackson.
Each contestant soon entertained everyone with individual performances singing Classic songs from music icons like Aretha Franklyn, Barry White, Abba, Diana Ross among others. The audience, judges and members of the faculty all had a feel of the rich intense performances.
“I must admit that I am very pleased to be here to experience tonight’s show. I have heard a lot of very strong and rich voices tonight and I must commend all of you for pleasing us with your performances.” Music Producer, Song writer and Singer, Cobhams who was the guest judge for the night admitted.
“Tonight we are going to be judging you on your notes and how well you interpreted the characters in the songs you performed. Some of you lost it along the way with flat notes here and there while some of you did a very good job delivering your keys and entered your characters well so our judgement would be based on these key elements tonight.” Nomoreloss explained to the contestants.
The contestants on probation this week are Ethel, Velma, Ese, Ruth, Roy and Isaac so they have to do the extra work to impress the audience and the judges.
To save your favorite contestant from eviction, text the contestants number to 306 from an MTN line. Each text costs N50 and voting ends on Friday.
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