Nigerian Idol season 8 has finally hit the most crucial point of the show! The Top 2 have emerged as Quest sadly said goodbye to a chance to be this year's Nigerian Idol and win ₦100 million in prizes. The audience sure did find it challenging to choose the Top 2 as the show recorded 32 million votes just this week. So far, there’s been over 132 million votes.
The penultimate live show began with the most nerve-wracking elimination of the season. IK declared that Victory and Precious Mac would battle for the win and coveted title next week at the finale. Quest took a minute to thank everyone who supported her till the Top 3 as she bowed out of the competition. She also promised her fans that her journey was just beginning and only good things would follow her exit.
In the ‘How It Should Have Been Done' round, the first of three rounds, Precious Mac took on Feppy Fapohunda as she performed Adele’s 'Rolling in the Deep'. The round allowed the Top 2 to perform songs from the auditions that other auditionees executed poorly and "teach" them how it should've been done.
Precious Mac: Rolling in The Deep by Adele
Victory tutored Apollos, singing James Brown’s 'This Is A Man’s World'. Simi called his performance “sexy as hell”.
Victory: It's A Man's World by James Brown
Precious Mac kicked off the second round of performances tagged The Judges Favourite with a rendition of Shania Twain’s 'From This Moment'. After the performance, D’Banj called her “a real superstar", and Simi praised her vocal control.
Precious Mac: From This Moment by Shania Twain
The Kokomaster picked Nicole C. Mullen’s 'My Redeemer Lives' for Victory’s second song of the night. Simi had a follow-up comment from Victory’s first performance. She said, "Your range is remarkable. It’s incredible how you switched from sexy Vic to Pastor Vic.”
Victory: Redeemer by Nicole C Mullen
To begin the night’s final performances – songs they believe were their best performance of the season – IK showed Precious Mac her first audition. She got very emotional when he said the judges had always seen something special in her since the first day she sang to them.
The 22-year-old performed Ayra Star and Crayon’s 'Overloading' and got stellar reviews from the judges. They praised her for maintaining the vibe Afrobeats songs deserve.
Precious Mac: Overloading by Mavin all-stars
Victory also had an emotional replay of his first audition before he performed Harry Styles’ 'As It Was'. The judges hailed him for his positive energy and D’Banj called him a “Light Warrior”.
Victory: As It Was by Harry Styles
Precious Mac and Victory Gbakara gave stellar performances for the semi-finale, each holding their own in the battle to become the next Nigerian Idol. The task is now up to the viewers to crown a winner. Voting is open on the Africa Magic website, mobile site, MyDStv and MyGOtv apps and will stay open till Friday, 9 pm.
To catch the finale on Sunday, tune in to Nigerian Idol on Africa Magic Channels: Showcase, Urban and Family at 7 pm on DStv and GOtv. Relive all the moments from the live show and great behind-the-scenes content by heading over to the Africa Magic and Nigerian Idol YouTube pages. Also, catch live performances on the go anywhere across Nigeria with the DStv app.
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