The first set of performances on #ProjectFame9.0 Gala Night was bound to be explosive.
The contestants did not disappoint as they performed songs from an array of musical genres ranging from soul music, rhythm and blues, afro-pop and reggae which made the night, one to remember.
The hosts of #ProjectFame9.0 Joseph Benjamin and Bolanle Olukanni looked as gorgeous as ever as they took the stage to introduce a new judge for the show.
The new judge was none other than Praiz, who himself was a contestant in season one of the show where he emerged 2nd-runner up.
Praiz joins the panel of judges which includes TY Mix and Bibi Brew.
After the judges and faculty were introduced and Praiz took his seat as a Judge, it was time for the 14 contestants to take the stage one after the other to convince the audience that they’ve been learning and picking up new things all through their first week in the Academy.
The night’s performances kicked off with Winner who sang ‘Stand by your side’ by Celine Dion, followed by Eli who gave a good account of himself as he sang ‘Can you feel the love tonight’ by Elton John.
Kitay performed Lemar’s ‘Time to grow’, Dapo sang ‘Jealous’ by Labrinth, while Solomon sang ‘Crawl’ by Chris Brown.
The next set of performances had Pere singing ‘How do you want to be remembered?’ by Magic, followed by Okiemute who sang ‘Ain’t no other man’ by Christina Aguilera and Elizabeth who performed ‘Walking shoes’ by Mali Music.
Gabriel went into the reggae genre as he performed Bob Marley’s ‘Three little birds’ and Favour sang ‘I will survive’ by Gloria Gaynor.
Mirabel sang Veronica Bozeman (one of the cast member’s of Empire season one) song ‘What is love?’, which was followed by Oluchi singing ‘Don’t break my heart’ by Cynthia Morgan.
Steve sang ‘Refuge’ by John Legend and the last performance of the night was by Yusuph who gave a good account of himself as he sang Reekado Banks ‘Katapot’.
At the end of the performances, all the judges attested to the fact that #ProjectFame9.0 of the show was off to a great start and they hoped the contestants will keep the momentum up.
The performances of the night was capped with a splendid performance by the new Judge, and RnB crooner- Praiz who ‘wowed’ the audience with his song ‘If I fall.’