Now that Danny Angus, aka “The Accountant” is no more, sent home along with Kome, Nigerian Idol is left with just six contestants: Safeeyat, JayFeel, Abasiakan, Efezino, Debbie Rise and Moses.
On Sunday night, the contestants leaped into the future after last weeks’ blasts from the past, trying some of the biggest Nigerian hit songs on for size. Who hit the spectacular notes and who was a spectacular failure? And just how did those duets go?
The show turned the heat on the contestants up a notch, by pairing contestants with each other to sing duets. Efezino and Abasiakan were the first pair, singing ‘Comforter’s Song’ by Asa and Jeremiah Gyang.
Then came Debbie Rise and Moses—‘Bottom Bele’ by Omawumi and Flavour was their song of choice. Lastly, Sefeeyat and Jayfeel sang ‘Without my Heart’ by Tiwa Savage and Don Jazzy.
Efezino and Abasiakan were a well-matched pair, and delivered a breezy, song, that made you think of cuddling up to a significant other. It was definitely a good match and hopefully, they will get to perform together again.
Debbie Rise and Moses were also surprisingly good together. They looked like they were having tons of fun dancing around on stage and killed it with their performance.
JayFeel and Sefeeyat. Sigh. It sounded like the poor girl was on her own. She carried song almost entirely by herself with her powerful vocals, while JayFeel sang his lines out of tune, and mouthed the words in the chorus, trying to hog the stage. Still, the crowd loved it and ate it all up.
Do you think you agree? For more information on the show, visit www.nigerianidol.com and watch who makes to the next round on Saturday on NTA at 3:00pm, Sound City and ONTV at 7:00pm, Silverbird at 7:30pm, Superscreen at 6:30pm, TVC at 9:30pm and Real Star TV on Startimes at 9pm, to watch the results show.
Then, catch all-new performances on Sunday on NTA at 3:30pm, Sound City and ONTV at 7:00pm, Silverbird at 8:00 pm, TVC at 8:30 pm, Superscreen at 9:30pm and Real Star TV on Startimes at 9pm.
The top prize for this season is worth a superb $100,000, in which the lucky winner will get: 7.5 million naira in cash, a recording contract also worth 7.5 million naira, and a brand new SUV. Runner-ups will not be left out as they will be given prizes to the tune of 10 million naira.
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