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How 10 Nigerian Idol contestants earn judges’ plaudits

As the Season 8 of the Nigerian Idol Live Show competition gets lighted up, 10 contestants have electrified the three judges with their topmost performances,…

As the Season 8 of the Nigerian Idol Live Show competition gets lighted up, 10 contestants have electrified the three judges with their topmost performances, which moved them into upper spots in the Live Show edition of the ongoing Bigi-powered Nigerian Idol Season 8, slated to commence Sunday, May 28, 2023.

Ahead of the show, Rite Foods Limited, the maker of Bigi soft drinks has vouched to enliven contestants throughout the competition with its Bigi brand with 13 unique variants poised towards connecting with its consumers through the platform.

The final solo of the theatre week kicked off with a brilliant performance by Henry Savy who ended up being the first contestant to secure a place in the top 10 category of the show.

His ‘Para’ performance of Davido literally pierced the hearts of Simi, D’banj, and Obi Asika, which became the sensation of the moment.

17-year-old Constance stole the show as she dazzled the audience with ‘Positions’ by Ariana Grande while Precious Mac thrilled and filled the theatre with singer Simi’s Ayo.

Although, before her time-out, fear sets in as her fate has to be decided by ‘not-easy-to-be-impressed’ Simi, who was sitting as a judge and song owner.

After brilliant performances and praiseworthy stage control of ‘No Shaking’ by 2baba, ‘Catch me if you can’ by Adekunle Gold, ‘About damn time’ by Lizzo, ‘Under the Influence’ by Chris Brown, ‘Karma’ by Summer Walker, and ‘Flowers’ by Miley Cyrus – Victory, Daniel Ose, Goodness, Abraham, Reigny and Quest who sang one after the other, bounced into next phase with grand style. The last man standing – Chizo, narrowly escaped this time around, unlike last season when he was sent off at a crucial moment.

Meanwhile, 19 contenders – Arite, Sapphire Whinnas, Amaka, Akinwande, Mura’s twin brother (Mina), Eloehi, Daniel, Sir Danny, Soultunes, Busayo, and nine others were tactfully eliminated from the moving train as it could only accommodate the best 10 best acts this time around.

The Assistant Brand Manager, Bigi, Ms. Aransiola Biola, said the support is to help discover and nurture talent across the country and the African continent.

This is in demonstration of its mantra that it is for every moment, connecting consumers through worthy platforms.

“We are excited to sponsor Nigerian Idol for three consecutive years, the Seasons 6 and 7, due to our love for promoting the entertainment industry and to support the next generation of musical talents,” she stated.

Aransiola added, Of course, this show is a great opportunity for contestants to showcase what they have as they unlock new opportunities in the music industry.”

The contestants will go head-on for the live show starting next Sunday.


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