The thrilling performance of Nigerian Idol‘s top three contestants on Sunday were trailed by a standing ovation and commendation from the judges as they had double acts each in the show which will climax with a winner on 22nd May, 2022.
The captivating rendition in the show, co-sponsored by Bigi, made the evening show exciting and saw the contestants, Zadok, Banty, and Progress, performing two songs each, one from any time of release and the other on the year they were born.
That was another twist that intensified the fun generated from the evening gig, which also witnessed Jordan’s eviction after polling the low votes from the over 29 million recorded.
With the three contenders left in the battle for the Idol crown, the show has become tensed as each, according to the judges, has the musical prowess to get to the grand finale that will lead to the clinching of the N100 million worth of prizes, including a recording deal from a label, a brand-new Sports Utility Vehicle, cash prizes, and other exciting gifts.
Interestingly, the judges comprising Obi Asika, Dapo Oyebanjo (D’Banj), and Simisola Bolatito Kosoko (Simi) stood while applauding the skills displayed by the contestants, as each of them performed electrifyingly to also earned praises from the host, IK Osakioduwa.
Banty, who was the first to sing, came up with a stunning performance with Beyonce’s I Miss You, which kept the judges standing and clapping for her good vocals and stage act. Asika exclaimed that Banty sang perfectly, while Simi stated: “it is the best I have ever seen.” Also, D’Banj enthused, “that was phenomenal”.
The young singer’s second song I Wanna be Down, by Brandy, which was released in 1995 when Banty was born, was incredible, according to D’Banj, who stated, “I am glad you are among the three contestants, that was great”, while Simi avowed that it was impressive, and Asika, “I love what you have done”.
Zadok did his first song, And I am Telling You, by Jennifer Hudson and got the judges standing, clapping with admiration for his outstanding act, that also shook the viewers, who stood yelling with joy for being entertained.
The 28-year-old, who was described as a great singer by his super fan, in his second song, taken from Boyz II Men’s I’ll Make Love to You,’ released in 1994 when he was born, made Simi remarked that it was astonishing, incredible, while D’Banj said, “I am an entertainer, and I must tell you that you are also one”, and Asika, “you have shown us what you know how to do very well”.
Progress sang, I Will Always Love You, by Whitney Houston, and got the judges over-the-moon with his vocals and stage performance, while his second song from Westlife’s Swear it Again, which debuted in 2000 when he was born, led to good comments from D’Banj saying, “every time you are on stage, it is like a ministration,” because he was often referred to as a Pastor.
Simi affirmed: “that was cool and excellent”, while Asika said, “That was a demonstration of skills”.
Proudly powered by the Bigi carbonated soft drink brand of Rite Foods, Nigerian Idol Season 7 is aired on Africa Magic Showcase (DStv Channel 151), Africa Magic Urban (DStv Channel 153, and GOtv Supa Channel 6), and Africa Magic Family (DStv Channel 154 & GOtv Channel 2).