Live Show: Jordan Exits Nigerian Idol as we meet the Top 3

09 May 2022
We took one step closer to the finale as the Top 3 for the Season were unveiled amidst a flurry of performances.
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The Top 3 for the Season emerged last night amidst spectacular performances that amazed both the Judges and the audience. The night started with the Top 4 giving us some amazing duet performances. 

Jordan and Zadok were the first to rock the stage with a performance of Peru by Fireboy Dml and Ed Sheeran. Watch the performance below.

Next up were Banty and Progress who despite a few struggles at rehearsal managed to put up a befitting performance of ‘Essence’ originally performed by Wizkid and Tems.

After the duet performances, the Contestants were called on the stage for the announcement of who was going to be Eliminated from the show. First to be declared safe were Banty and Progress while Jordan and Zadok remained in a tense state. Finally, IK revealed Jordan had gotten the least amount of Votes and was therefore Eliminated from the show.

After the Elimination, it was announced that the Top 3 would have two performances each with the first around the theme ‘How it Should Have Been Done’ and the second around the theme ‘Year I Was Born’. For the first theme, the Contestants had to watch some performances from the Auditions that didn’t stand out and do the same song but better than what they saw.

First up to give a performance around the first theme was Banty who performed Listen by Beyonce. Her performance was met with amazing comments from the Judges with Simi saying that was her best performance yet. Missed the performance? Watch it below.

Up next was Zadok who performed And I Am Telling You by Jennifer Hudson. His performance was also met with positive comments from the Judges. Watch his performance below.

Last to perform in the ‘How It Should Have Been Done’ category was Progress who performed ‘I’ll Always Love You’ by Whitney Houston. He definitely did his homework because that performance earned him a standing ovation from the audience and the Judges. Watch Progress’ performance below.

After the first set of performances, Banty again opened up the stage for the second theme of the night with the song I Wanna Be Down originally performed by Brandy. Her performance was met with positive reviews like that of Obi Asika who spoke about her having the right energy for the song.

Next up was Zadok who gave a befitting performance of ‘I’ll Make Love To You’ by Boyz II Men. His performance ended with a standing ovation from the Judges who had nothing but the best words for him with Simi calling him a phenomenal performer. 

The last Contestant to perform for the night was Progress who sang the song ‘Swear It Again’ by Westlife. His performance was also met with a standing ovation while D’banj commented that people were always carried along whenever he performed because it was like he ministered to them.

The night ended with Eliminated Contestant Jordan giving a performance of Grenade by Bruno Mars.

Make sure you tune in next week to see which of the Contestants makes it to the finale. 

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