It has been a hard-won battle to make it to the top thirty for the Nigerian Idol contestants who have struggled with exhaustion, nerves and against thousands of other hopefuls also looking for their ticket to fame and stardom.
On Sunday,10 of the Top 30 contestants selected had to battle it with stellar and impressive performances for an opportunity to win the hearts of both and the viewers at home.
Performing songs from international artistes such as; Rihanna, Pharrell, Tyrese, Justin Timberlake, Jill Scott, Usher Raymond, Sam Sparrow, Labrinth, Emeli Sandé and Avicii, the first group of 10 had four golden tickets recipient from the audition phase.
Unfortunately, only three of in the group were able to impress the judges. When asked to sum up his experience for the day, Multi-talented entertainer and King of R&B, Darey Art-Alade said, “Evelle, Daniel Buba and Elvis Jay, were the three contestants that did it for me tonight.”
“Unfortunately, the judges don’t get to decide which contestants have to go on to stage, only the votes of viewers at home will determine who goes home or stays back to battle for the most coveted Idol crown,” he added.
Hosted by On-Air , Ill Rymz; judges for this season remain, Afrobeat performer; Dede Mabiaku, Multi-talented Entertainer and King of R&B; Darey Art Alade and International conscious singer; Nneka Egbuna.
Sponsored by Etisalat and Pepsi, Nigerian Idol is aired on Saturday and Sunday’s on NTA, STV, HIP TV, CRBC Calabar, DRTV Warri and Various Startimes Channels.