Last night's episode of Nigerian Idol took us back to our roots. Contestants channelled their inner Fela as they paid tribute to the Afrobeat legend. The contestants opened the show with a joint performance of “Water No Get Enemy".
In preparation for the Live Show, the contestants paid a visit to the Kalakuta Museum and had the opportunity to meet Seun Kuti. The Big Bird helped the contestants interpret their songs and provided guidelines that helped with their performances.
Comfort opened the solo performances with her rendition of "Observation No Be Crime". Her presentation was fantastic and was hailed by the judge, a testament to how much she has grown.
Faith Jason followed up with a performance of "Palava". The judges were impressed and gave him a standing ovation at the end of his performance. According to Seyi Shay, “I’m always happy when I see you. Every week you kill it. You haven't failed me yet.”
Francis Atela also received a standing ovation after he sang "Yellow Fever". Obi Asika praised his synergy with the band.
Another performance that wowed the judges was Kingdom's version of “Gentleman”. The judges were all thrilled with his performance and were left speechless. He received bounteous praise from all of them, and Seyi Shay exclaimed, “You are incredible.” Obi Asika agreed, stating that Kingdom had finally arrived at the competition. DJ Sose, still speechless, just added, “well done.”
Emmanuel also gave an exceptional performance. Seun Kuti already mentioned that he had star power, and he went on to prove him right on stage.
In one of the most nerve-wracking elimination nights, fan favourite, Beyonce Ajomiwe, was eliminated from the competition. Akunna went on to close the show with her rendition of "Lady". Her performance was great, and Seyi Shay compared her to Yemi Alade and Omawumi.
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