The fifth season of the Etisalat-sponsored musical reality TV show was all thrills last weekend when the Judges made the historic decision to use their only lifeline to save Sther, an evicted contestant for the second time; changing the number of contestants from Top 6 to Top 7. This surprise came after Sther, P Scholes, and Uloma were evicted from the show last weekend.
Themed “Broadway”, the gala show featured seven solo and three duet performances. Brenda and Nex 2 led the duet performances with ‘Beauty and the Beast’, Preye and Clasiq Tunez performed Luther Vandross’ ‘Impossible dream’ while Dolu and K-Peace ended the show with Aladdin’s ‘A whole new world.’
Guest Judge, Niyola, opened the curtains with a breath-taking performance of her break-out single “Toh Bad” paving way for the night’s solo performances which started with an impressive rendition of Porgy and Bess’s ‘Summertime’, by Preye. K Peace’s upped the ante of performances with the Lion King soundtrack, ‘Can You Feel the Love Tonight’, while Dolu’s gusto performance of Annie’s ‘Opportunity’, wowed the Judges and studio audience. The performances of Brenda, Classiq Tunez and misty-eyed, Sther drew applauses from the Judges and studio audience.
Unfortunately, Nex2 was the black sheep of the family, getting a thumbs-down from the Judges for his choice of song.
Manager, Sponsorships, Etisalat Nigeria, Orah Egwu said she was surprised that the Judges saved the same contestant twice, stating that the Judges had never used their lifeline twice on a contestant. However, Dede Mabiaku described their lifeline on Sther as the joker of the season 5 Idol competition.
Voting for the Top 5 stage began Sunday May 10th, 2015 and ends at midnight Wednesday May 13th, 2015. To vote, viewers simply need to dial the number of their favorite contestant on an Etisalat line or send the contestant’s number to 33680 via SMS.
The winner of competition will go home with the grand prize of N7.5 million, a brand new car and a recording deal with Universal Music Company worth N7.5 million.
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