Elimination Show 3
The elimination show is always sad mostly because it’s the time for some of the contestants to say goodbye to the show. Elimination show 3 kicked off with a performance of New Edition’s ‘Can you stand the rain’ and Michael Jackson’s ‘Human nature’. The latter group performance was a tribute to the victims of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, and was specially dedicated to the late Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh, and all other Nigerians who lost their lives in the quest to curtail the spread of the virus while also praying for the repose of their souls.
After the sombre mood, the battle to remain in the academy began as the six contestants placed on probation from last week namely Chike, Oluchi, Deinde, Tejiri, Richie, and Ruby stepped on the stage one after the other to perform the same song that got them nominated for possible eviction.
As usual at elimination shows, the tension skyrocketed the moment the hosts of the show welcomed the representative of Alexander Forbes consulting- the company that handles the collation of the votes. The envelop given to the ghosts showed that the contestant with the highest votes from the viewers was Chike. Members of The Faculty on their part saved Oluchi. And as is tradition, the remaining contestants who were not placed on probation had to save another contestant through their votes. The votes of the contestants ended in a tie and the tie had to be broken by Chike when he was requested to vote. At the end of the day, Deinde had the day and remained in the academy.
At it stood, the trio of Tejiri, Richie, and Ruby had to say goodbye to the academy. They were full of appreciation to the Faculty, Judges, and the project fame platform. They performed for the last time with Tejiri performing ‘Kissing’ by Yemi Alade, Richie- ‘Daniella whine’ by Patoranking, and Ruby- sang ‘Woju’ by Kiss Daniel to draw the curtain for the night.