The sixth episode of the #TECNOOwnTheStage karaoke competition started on a somewhat surprising note as ex Big brother Africa star and television personality, Vimbai Muntihiri was announced by Uti Nwachukwu as the co-host of the show. This announcement was positively received by the audience before the Zimbabwean went on to announce the theme of the day’s karaoke performance which was “Love and Heartbreak”.
The surprises of the day were not about to end as the hosts revealed that the contestants had been receiving voice and musical training from three distinguished music producers and song writers in person of ID Cabasa, AY and Anto Neo Soul and ID Cabasa. This perhaps can be attributed to why the contestants seem very improved than they were at the beginning of the show.
The hosts went on to announce that 2 contestants would be leaving the show on the night out of the 11 contestants left, leaving just 9 left in the run for the $25,000 star prize.
Ramar254 from Kenya was first on stage and he performed KC’s ‘I’m missing you’. His performance was closely followed with that of the Tanzanian Zoccu, who sang Alicia Keys’ ‘Falling’. There was mild laughter with MI’s reaction doing the performance especially regarding his facial expression whenever the Tanzanian pointed in his direction during her performance. Zoccu got rave reviews from all three judges ,with MI particularly commenting on how beautiful she looked on the night.
Next on stage was another Tanzanian, Nancy who sang Adele’s ‘Rolling in the deep’. She gave a good account of herself and got a standing ovation from the judges and audience. If was as if the judges ran out of words to describe her with Bien particularly saying she was attractive and entertaining and that she seemed to have been preparing for the competition all her life in front of a mirror.
The standing ovation Nandy got seemed nothing to what the Nigerian Shaapera Makepeace received from the audience and the judges after giving an eclectic performance of Asa’s ‘Bi ban ke’. Yemi Alade was quick to remind everyone present, especially Bien, that she was the one who selected Shaapera for the show during the Nigerian leg of the auditions perhaps in a bid to get back at Bien who had openly said all of the five contestants he selected from Kenya were still in the competition.
Jeff (Tanzania), Mary (Tanzania), Tosin (Nigeria), Yubu (Kenya), Gazby (Nigeria), Sikin (Kenya) and Pascal (Kenya) also gave good and varying performances. At the end of it all, Gazby, Jeff, Ramar254 and Tosin were called up for eviction by the judges. The duo of Jeff from Tanzania and Gary from Nigeria were eliminated at the end of the show. This meant that the Kenyans have an edge with five of them still in contention and two contestants each from Tanzania and Nigeria.
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