Episode seven commenced in the usual style the first African television karaoke show has come to be known for. With Christmas celebrations in the air, the seventh episode of the #TECNOOwnTheStage karaoke competition was not left out in the festivities. The hosts of the show -Uti Nwachukwu and Vimbai Mutinhiri and the trio of Bien, Yemi and M.I were all in the festive mood as they sang “silent night” to the delight of the audience.
Their somewhat funny performance was closely followed by that of the Kenyan -Sikin, who performed ‘Santa Baby’, by Eartha Kitt way back in 1953. The three judges seemed impressed with Sikin’s performance, particularly MI who told the kenyan he delivered a hot and beautiful performance. This seemed the best way to kick off the show as Pascal stepped on stage next to deliver an enthralling rendition of Justin Bierber’s ‘Mistletoe’. Bien was particularly impressed with Pascal’s performance, saying that it was his first ‘real performance’ since the contest began.
The third performance of the night was by the Nigerian, Tosin who sang ‘Drummer Boy’. She received encomium from Yemi Alade for what seemed the first time for her wonderful rendition. This seemed like a different Yemi Alade perhaps because she’s been giving the Nigerian representatives sticks for performing below par. This didn’t however hold long as both Yemi Alade and the duo of MI and Bien were not impressed with the next Nigerian’s performance. Mary got sticks for her performance of ‘Silent Night’.
The fifth performance was by Yubu who also sang the same song as Mary but failed to also impress the judges. Zooccu was next on stage and she sang ‘white christmas’ which Bien and MI loved.
Shapeera however continued to keep the Nigerian flag flying high as she got yet another standing ovation for her rendition of ‘We Three Kings of Orient are’, a song written as far back ago as 1857 by Rev. John Henry Hopkins. Her performance was followed by that of Ramar254, who did‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’, a song first recorded by Judy Garland in 1944 and which became popular when the legendary Frank Sinatra sang it in 1957.
Nandy was last on stage and she gave a somewhat nervous and erratic performance of Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas’. The judges were not too impressed with her performance and they made it known even though it was her first time of performing a Christmas song just like her compatriot Zooccu.
As expected, someone had to take their leave and the quad let of Nandy, Yubu, Ramar254 and Mary were called up for eviction. Bien in a surprise move told all four contestants that they’ve been evicted from the show. This was greeted with shock by the audience. This however didn’t hold for long as not long after, Bien made it known to them that it was all a prank and none of the contestants were getting evicted in the spirit of Christmas.
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