Naija reacts to Nigerian Idol EP 2 auditions

06 April 2021
Social media lights up as eight Nigerian Idol contestants advance to Theatre Week.
Seyi opening mouth

Last night, the judges were once again faced with the difficult task of screening contestants of all ages from all over Nigeria who are all competing for a spot to show they have what it takes to be the next Nigerian Idol.

The judges were a lot calmer this week, but they were also curt. Obi Asika held the contestants to the standard set by those from the previous week. Seyi Shay was more relaxed this time, and it was DJ Sose who was not entertaining any gimmicks from the contestants.

This week’s contestants gave the judges a tougher time and entertained the viewers with their antics. Case in point; 19-year-old graphic designer, Omobolaji who prefers to be called Richard, but plans to use Emmanuelai as his stage name. There was also 29-year-old Ivan whose rendition of Aerosmith’s classic Don’t Miss A Thing drove DJ Sose under the table.

Another contestant, Fuburata impressed the judges with her rendition of Celine Dion’s Because You Loved Me.

Racheal was left begging the judges for a second chance to prove herself. Unfortunately, that was the only shot she had.

Watch Racheal and everyone else who got the boot here.

However, all hope was not lost as eight contestants managed to impress the judges this week.

17-year-old multi-instrumentalist Ebunoluwa wowed the judges with her stage presence, and it made up for her shaky performance. Photographer, fashion designer and veterinary medicine student, Omotolani, left the judges stunned and set the bar for other contestants that came after her. They, alongside six other contestants, got Golden Tickets and advance to Theatre Week.

Watch them get their Golden Tickets here.

The auditions continue next week Sunday, April 11 on Africa Magic Showcase (DStv CH 151) and Africa Magic Urban (DStv CH 153) and Africa Magic Family (DStv CH 154 & GOtv CH 2) from 7pm.

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