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SONG CHOICE: A Special Father's Day Celebration

13 June 2024
As Top 7 dedicate the 4th Live Show to celebrating dads and love through endearing music.
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This Sunday's Nigerian Idol live show will be a heart-warming one as the Top 7 contestants, having delivered three stellar performances, are now set to take the stage for a special themed show - Fathers' Day/Celebration of Love. Each contestant will be dedicating their song choice to the special theme, promising a night filled with emotion, powerful vocals, and stirring performances. Let's see what the Idols have in store for us:

Chima: 'Hello' by Lionel Richie

Chima is taking the soulful route with Lionel Richie's iconic ballad 'Hello'. Released in 1984 as the third single from his second solo album, Can't Slow Down, the song reached number 1 on three Billboard music charts and earned Richie a Grammy nomination for Song of the Year in 1984. Coming from Chima who lost his dad at an early age, viewers can expect him to deliver a heartfelt performance that will resonate with anyone missing a loved one.

Chioma: 'Way Maker' by Sinach

Chioma will be reaching for the heavens with Sinach's gospel anthem 'Way Maker.'  A global praise and worship hit, the song released in 2015 has garnered millions of views online and continues to uplift spirits around the world. We can't wait for Chioma's powerful vocals to put us in the mood of worship on this one.

Lady Ruth: 'No Air' by Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown

Lady Ruth is bringing the heat with a sizzling performance of Jordin Sparks and Chris Browns' hit duet 'No Air'.  The song released in 2008 serves as the second single from Jordin Sparks, her first album. It reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and earned Jordin her first Grammy nomination for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals at the 51st annual Grammy Awards.

Lammy: 'Speechless' by Michael Jackson

Riding on the high from last week's performance, Lammy is going the smooth and sophisticated way with Michael Jackson's timeless ballad 'Speechless.' Released in 2001, the song included in MJ's tenth studio album, Invincible, became a fan favourite and a staple on Jackson's greatest hits collections.

Maio: 'Papa' by Johnny Drille

Maio is dedicating a special performance to father figures with Johnny Drille's heartfelt ballad 'Papa'. Released in 2019, the song is praised for its emotional lyrics and relatable message. Expect Maio to deliver a touching performance that will resonate with dads and their children everywhere.

Mira Clear: 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough' by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

With soaring vocals and infectious energy, Mira Clear is tackling the iconic duet 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough' by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. Originally released in 1967 from the album, United, the song has become a timeless anthem of love and perseverance, topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart and earning a Grammy Award nomination for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals in 1971. 

Stevie: 'I Want It That Way' by Backstreet Boys

Bringing a touch of youthful nostalgia to the night, Stevie is performing the Backstreet Boys' smash hit 'I Want It That Way'. Released in 1999 as a lead single from the third studio album, Millennium, the song became a global phenomenon, topping the charts worldwide and solidifying the Backstreet Boys' place in pop music history. We are looking forward to Stevie taking us back to a simpler time with a fun and energetic performance that celebrates young love.

This Sunday's Live Show promises to be a night filled with touching performances. Tune in (tissues in hand 🤧)and see who brings the house down!

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