Last weekend, the Top 10 made their official debut on the big stage singing “Disney Classics” including songs from the Lion King and Mulan soundtracks.
As the episode kicked off on Sunday night, Darey announced that the first person to be voted off the Top 10 would be announced soon.
You could tell that all the contestants were really nervous as they made their way to the stage.
They were all dressed in African-inspired outfits as the theme for this Sunday night’s show was “Contemporary Nigerian“.
Darey divided the contestants into 2 groups. One group was safe and the other included the contestant who had been voted off the show.
Eventually, Vickiola and Vicky were the last 2 contestants on stage. One of the ladies had been voted off!
Darey announced that Vickiola was the first contestant to be voted off this season of Glo Naija Sings and she made her way from the stage to the audience.
Vickiola seemed shocked by the “dismissal”, though she thanked everyone and all the new friends she made on the show.
Next up, the performances! Don’t forget to vote. Each week, lucky voters will win an HD PVR or Samsung Galaxy Tab
Song: Omawumi’s hit single “If You Ask Me”
Oni looked pretty in her green mini shift dress. While her performance was “ok”, it was not amazing. Omawumi’s version of this song is energetic and soulful while Oni’s version was not bad, it didn’t add anything new.
Song: Ijoba Orun by Lara George
Oluwakemi chose this song because she wanted to change the pace after her performance last week. Last week, she delivered an uptempo track, this week, she slowed things down with Ijoba Orun by Lara George. Her performance was just ok though the judges chose her as one of their least favourites of the night!
Song: 360 degrees by Asa
Vicky’s rendition of Asa’s 360 Degrees was one of the judges’ fave performances on Sunday night. They praised her for choosing a song that matched her voice. From our perspective, she did a good job, though we really want to see her get out of her comfort zone next week.
Song: Be There by 2Face Idibia
The judges criticized Mattade for choosing this song. We felt it was a good choice and the audience seemed to like it. An audience member said his rendition of the song gave her “goosebumps”!
Song: No Stars by Darey
Tee Songz took on the challenge of performing a song by the Glo Naija Sings host, Darey. Brave Guy! Luckily for him, he delivered a solid performance which Darey and the judges commended.
Song: Abodede by Sunny Neji
According to the judge’s, Christian is arguably the most naturally gifted singer in the Top 10 so they had high expectations for him. His performance is ok but we know he could have done much better.
Song: Kuchi Kuchi by Jodie
Coincidentally, we had seen Jodie perform this song live at the TW Phoenix Gala less than 24 hours before Lynn performed it on Glo Naija Sings, so she definitely had “big shoes to fill”! It was a good performance though we wish she had moved around more on stage.
Song: Never Far Away by Lagbaja and Ego
This was our favourite performance of the night! Am Ok’s sang this song really well. She infused some sensuality into the track by swaying to the music. Strong performance.
Song: Not the Girl by Darey
Precious strutted on stage in his green white green kaftan. He performed, Darey’s song “Not the Girl” and he did it really well. Our main feedback is that the song sounded EXACTLY like Darey’s version! Wish Precious had added a little bit of his own flavour to the track.
The guest judges this week were Sammie Okposo and Onyeka Onwenu alongside resident judge Olisa Adibua.
Guest judge Sammie Okposo’s lowlight was Oluwakemi while his highlight was Vicky. Onyeka Onwenu thought that Vicky and Tee Songz impressed, but she agreed with Sammie about Oluwakemi not making the grade, and added that Oni had also disappointed. Olisa’s bottom two were Mattade and Christian, while his best were the ‘brilliant’ Vicky and Tee Songz.
Here are the details you need to know to ensure your fave stays in the Glo Naija Sings game!
You can vote online here; the page also includes all the numbers for the SMS lines and details on how you can vote on MXiT.
Don’t let these aspiring superstars down! Here are the Top 9’s details, unique numbers and the songs they performed (interestingly, two performed tunes from our presenter, Darey!) :
Vote number = 7
Darey – ‘Not The Girl’
Vote number = 1
Lagbaja – ‘Never Far Away’
Vote number = 2
Sunny Neji – ‘Abosede’
Vote number = 5
Jodene – ‘Coochie Coochie’
Vote number = 10
Darey – ‘No Stars’
Vote number = 6
2Face – ‘Be There’
Vote number = 9
Asa – ‘360-Degrees’
Vote number = 3
Lara George – Ijoba Orun’
Vote number = 4
Omawumi – If You Ask Me
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