R&B star Praiz joined Seyi Shay, Obi Asika and DJ Sose as a guest judge on last night's episode of Nigerian Idol. After their joint performance of ‘One Love’ by the legendary Bob Marley, our Nigerian Idol finalists waited to find out which one of them had advanced to the next round of the Live Shows.
Unfortunately, another of Seyi Shay’s favourite contestants, Faith Jason, left the show after failing to gather enough votes to land him a spot in the Top 4. The 25-year-old had caught the attention of viewers after Seyi Shay stood up to present him a Golden Ticket during the Auditions stage of the competition.
The other four contestants, however, went on to prove to the judges and the viewers why they deserve to remain in the show.
Francis was the first to make it to the Top 4. He sang Bob Marley’s ‘No Woman No Cry’, which earned him praises from guest judge Praiz. He dazzled the judges with his second performance singing another classic, Marvin Gaye’s ‘Sexual Healing’ which earned him more praise, with Praiz remarking on his exceptional versatility.
Akunna was the second contestant to enter the Top 4. Her first performance was 90s chart-topper, ‘It Wasn’t Me' by Shaggy. Seyi Shay commended her and added that she wouldn’t be surprised if the 23-year-old lawyer won the show. Her second performance was a rendition of ‘Fire To The Rain’ by Adele. Obi Asika complimented her voice saying it was one of the strongest voices in the competition.
Comfort was also lucky enough to garner enough fan votes to get a spot in the Top 4. But, her reggae performance was disappointing and all the judges gave strong criticism. However, her version of Carol King’s ‘Natural Woman’ made up for her previous performance.
In yet another tough eviction, Kingdom beat Seyi Shay’s favourite Faith Jason to earn a spot in the Top 4. Although the judges were sad to see Faith Jason go, their sadness was quickly set aside when Kingdom gave a spiritual performance of Majek Fashek’s ‘Holy Ghost’. He followed his astounding performance with another show-stopping rendition of James Brown’s ‘A Man’s World’. The second performance earned him a standing ovation from the judges. Praiz called him a star. DJ Sose, still in shock from the performance, told him the universe was his oyster and Seyi Shay added that his performance just showed Nigerians why he made it to the Live Shows and why he had gotten so far.
The road to the Finale is shorter than ever. The Top 4 will continue to battle it out on the Nigerian Idol stage with hopes to earn the title of Nigerian Idol. Will your favourite make the cut?
At this stage of Nigerian Idol Season 6, the power is solely in the hands of the viewers, as they get to determine who stays and who leaves. You can VOTE for your favourite contestant via the Africa Magic website HERE and the Africa Magic mobile site by selecting contestants of your choice and entering your number of votes and click VOTE. Voting via these platforms is limited to 100 votes per user. You can also download the MyGOtv and MyDStv Apps for additional Votes. Votes are free and votes are allocated based on your subscription packages. You can also send an SMS of your favourite contestants’ number to 32053, which costs N30 per SMS. Votes via SMS are limited to 100 votes per user. VAS rates apply. Participating networks are MTN, Airtel & 9mobile. The voting window closes by 9pm on Wednesday, June 23, 2021.
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