The first gala night for the contestants since entering the academy had all fourteen of them performing songs from various genres without the fear of being placed on probation by the judges who gave them the opportunity to settle into the house despite the flaring mistakes and imperfections in the performances of some of them. That however was not the case this time as the night was the first nomination night and anyone judged not to be at par with the requirements of the judges will be placed in probation.
The performances of the night came from the Rhythm and Blues genre as the contestants serenaded the audience and Judges with their performances which sometimes left the judges in awe of the singing abilities of the contestants. This was however not the case for all the contestants, as the judges placed them on probation in hopes that it will spur them on to perform better. The nights performances was started by Mirabel, who sang ‘On my own’ by Whitney Houston, followed by Dapo who performed ‘More than words’ by Westlife. Next on stage was Gabriel who sang R Kelly’s ‘World’s greatest’, just as Yusuph sang ‘I wanna know’ by Joe.
Solomon gave a good account of himself as he performed Zayn Malik’s ‘Pillow talk’ while Favour sang ‘Breathe again’ by Toni Braxton. The duo of Winner and Okiemute performed ‘Hello’ by Adele and ‘Yoga’ by Janelle Monae respectively, just as Oluchi sang ‘No’ by Meghan Trainor. Elizabeth went on stage next and sang ‘Daddy lessons’ by Beyonce, followed by Eli who sang ‘Uptown Funk’ by Mark ronson ft Bruno Mars.
Steve sang Babyface’s ‘Everytime I close my eyes’, followed by Kitay who took it a notch higher with The Weeknd’s ‘I can’t feel my face’. Pere took the stage last and did the judges proud with her rendition of Sam Smith’s ‘Writings on the wall’.
At the end of the night’s performances, the Judges announced that 4 of the contestants will be going on probation. The four are Dapo, Favour, Oluchi, and Yusuph. What this means is that 3 out of the contestants can be rescued by votes of the viewers, the magnanimity of the judges and the faculty.