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SONG CHOICE: It's Divas and Divos night!

06 June 2024
It's all about Divas and Divos for the third Live Show on Nigerian Idol and our dreamers are set to unleash their inner superstars!
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The competition heats up as our 9 Idols return to the stage this Sunday for another stunning 🤩 Live Show. This week the Idols pay homage to music legends as the theme of the night is Divas and Divos and we can't wait to see them give us the drama, flamboyance and personality of the Divas and Divos they truly are. Here's a sneak peek at what each contestant will be serving this Sunday:

Chima: 'Lately' by Stevie Wonder

Chima will be taking a smooth and soulful approach with Stevie Wonder's 'Lately.'  Released in 1981 for his nineteenth studio album, Hotter than July, the touching ballad became a massive hit, topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was certified Silver in the UK.

Chioma: 'Proud Mary' by Tina Turner

Channeling the legendary Tina Turner with her rendition of 'Proud Mary' this Sunday is Chioma. This rock and roll anthem became a signature song for Turner, peaking at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and earning a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Vocal Performance – Female in 1972.

David Garland: 'I Surrender' by Celine Dion

David Garland is bringing to the stage Celine Dion's power ballads 'I Surrender.' This emotional masterpiece released in 2002 as part of the album, A New Day Has come topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart and received positive reviews from music critics.

Gracia: 'Lady Marmalade' by Patti LaBelle

Gracia will be getting sassy with her performance of Patti LaBelle's 'Lady Marmalade.' Originally a hit for Labelle in 1974, the song received a major resurgence in popularity after being featured in the 2001 film Moulin Rouge! This iconic version, featuring Christina Aguilera, Pink, Mýa, and Lil' Kim, reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was also a number-one hit in the UK. 'Lady Marmalade' was the ninth song to reach number one by two different musical acts in America.

Lady Ruth: 'My All' by Mariah Carey

Going for the ultimate diva anthem with her performance of Mariah Carey's 'My All' is Lady Ruth. Released in 1997 from her sixth studio album, Butterfly, This single dominated the charts, spending a record-breaking 15 weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Lammy: 'Everything I Do' by Bryan Adams

Lammy is set to bring a touch of masculinity to the theme with Bryan Adams' 'Everything I Do (I Do It For You).' This powerful rock ballad released in 1991, originally written for the soundtrack of the Kevin Costner film, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and also part of  Adams's sixth studio album, Waking Up the Neighbours became a global phenomenon, topping charts worldwide and winning the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture or Television in 1992.

Maio: 'Heal the World' by Michael Jackson

Maio's performance this Sunday will take an inspirational turn with Michael Jackson's 'Heal the World.' Released in 1992 from his eighth studio album, Dangerous, this song became one of Jackson's most beloved anthems, promoting peace and unity. The single reached number two in the UK Singles Chart and peaked at number 27 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Mira Clear: 'Be Without You' by Mary J. Blige

Mira Clear will give us a glimpse into her soulful side with her performance of Mary J. Blige's 'Be Without You.'  This 2005 heartbreak anthem from the album, Breakthrough became a massive hit, topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song also won the Grammy Awards for Best R&B Song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance in 2007. 

Stevie: 'Who's Lovin You' by Jackson 5

Stevie will keep the party going with a classic performance from The Jackson 5, 'Who's Lovin You.'  This upbeat and soulful track released in 1969 as part of the album Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1970 and showcased the young Michael Jackson's incredible vocal talents.

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