While the contestants looked beautiful in their African regalia, their moods were far from relaxed.
Zadok opened the show with his performance of Wizkid’s Back to The Matter. It was a prelude to the glorious performances to come. He was followed by Debby’s cover version of Brenda Fassie’s legendary hit song, Vulindlela. She gave an outstanding performance and complimented it with her shimmering gold dress. Simi mentioned that she reminded her of Yemi Alade.
The next contestant who was saved by the audiences’ votes was Gerald. He treated everyone to a beautiful rendition of P-Square’s Ifunnaya. Next up was Faith, who paid homage to the legendary Lagbaja with her cover of his song, Always on My Mind. The Isoko native left the judges speechless and received a notable "thank you" from Obi Asika when he found his voice. She also received a promise of a hug from Simi at the end of the show. In D’banj’s words, “faith without works is dead,” her performance showed she put in the work.
Fan favourite, Itohan gave an electrifying performance of Omawumi’s If You Ask Me. Her composure and star power showed everyone that she is a force to be reckoned with. Abigail’s performance of D’banj Emergency had the Kokomaster on his feet. In Simi's words, she never makes “safe choices” and she never disappoints with her performances.
Progress got a standing ovation from the judges with his rendition of Wizkid’s Joy. He was cool, calm and collected as he delivered another solid performance. Jordan followed confirming his position in the Top 10 list with his rendition of Burna Boy’s Ye.
Banty clinched the ninth spot on the list. Her amazing albeit rushed performance of Davido’s Aye showed everyone another side of her.
In an emotional end to the show, David Opera closed with 9ice’s Street Credibility. He had everyone on their feet dancing and gave an outstanding end to the tense, but fun night.
Sadly, his performance also meant that Precious and Joel’s journeys had come to an end on Nigerian Idol Season 7. While we are still devastated about these two great talents going home, we can’t help but think “What a night!” and look forward to next Sunday’s live show.
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