On last Sunday’s episode of Nigerian Idol season 7, contestants came in excited to showcase their talents and hopefully snag home the golden ticket to take them to the next round. Being the last day of the auditions the contestants came in ready to prove to the judges why they should be on the show.
First audition of the night was from 27-year-old Kenneth, a contortionist and flexibility coach. He showed the judges how flexible he is and gave a fantastic rendition of Beyonce’s ‘Halo’. D’banj loved his flexibility and could not wait to see him in the next round. He got two yeses from Toolz and D’banj, securing him a spot in theatre week.
After this, contestants like Joy, Rachael, Victory, Chizoba, Collins, Ayobami, Joy, Ikechukwu, Christopher, Grace, Ceejay, Millionaire, Ochiora, David Operah delivered their auditions beautifully and snagged their spots in theatre week after getting their golden tickets from the judges.
On the other hand, some not so lucky contestants did not do justice to their auditions for the night. For instance, 26-year-old Tachey On Richie who couldn’t wow the judges with the underwhelming performance of his song. Likewise, Omotoyosi, Houston, Joel, and Romanus failed to impress the judges and ultimately went home without a golden ticket.
Super talented musician and first-runner up of 2007’s West African Idols, Omawumi also joined Obi Asika and D’banj as a judge for the next batch of auditions. Omawumi was so excited to be a judge because she could relate to most contestants, having been a part of it.
One of the contestants who stood out for the night was 25-year-old Saviour, who gave a beautiful rendition of Adele’s ‘One and Only. He made the song his own with his beautiful guitar and vocal coordination. Omawumi said his voice and vocal range was great, and of course, we’ll be seeing him at theatre week because he snagged three yeses from the judges.
After all the exciting performances for the night, 30 contestants made it to theatre week.
Follow the seventh season of Nigerian Idol with new episodes every Sunday on AM Showcase (DStv channel 151), AM Urban (DStv channel 153 & GOtv Supa channel 6) and AM Family (DStv channel 154 & GOtv channel 2) from 20:00 CAT.
You can also catch all the auditions from day one and the behind the scenes episode on Nigerian Idol extra, airing daily on (DStv channel 197 and GOtv channel 29).
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Headline sponsors of Nigerian Idol season seven is Bigi and Binance.