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Sunday, June 23, 2024

Live performances of the top 10 finalists

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On the latest episode of Nigerian Idol aired on Sunday night, host IK revealed the contestant who secured the final spot in the top 10. It was a dazzling display of talent as the contestants performed to leave an impression strong enough to get the votes they would need. move on to the next round.

The judges asked the contestants to perform songs that Generation Alpha (people born between 2010 and 2025) could appreciate. The stage was set, the lights dazzling and the performances spectacular.

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Starting with the elephant in the room, IK revealed the fate of Japh Kenti and Lammy, revealing who had that last spot in the top 10. After an agonizing wait, it was revealed that Lammy made it through, solidifying her place in the live show.

Here is a summary of the top 10 performances 1. Chima – “Lose Control” by Teddy Swims

Chima started the night off strong, setting the tone with an energetic and infectious opening number. It was the perfect way to prepare the audience for what was to come, as the judges praised him for setting the bar.

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2. Grace – “Titanium” by David Guetta

Gracia’s performance of “Titanium” had the audience singing along with their hands up. Her powerful voice resonated throughout the stage, instantly making her a crowd favorite.

3. Lammy – “All of Me” by John Legend

Shortly after securing her spot in the top 10, Lammy delivered a heartfelt and emotional performance of “All of Me,” showcasing her range and vocal control. It was a moving moment that connected with the audience.

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4. Stevie – “A Million Dreams” from Greatest Showman

Stevie’s considerable energy excited the judges and audience from the moment he took the stage, and his performance was phenomenal. She brought the judges to their feet and Omawumi called it the best performance of the night.

Article page with financial support promotion 5. Lady Ruth – “Drunk in Love” by Beyoncé

Lady Ruth brought sultry vibes to the stage with Beyoncé’s “Drunk in Love.” Her performance was passionate and confident, although the judges noted some off-notes. However, it was a memorable performance that showed her ability to put on a show, which is also crucial.

6. David Garland – “Falling” by Harry Styles

David Garland captivated everyone with his performance of “Falling” by Harry Styles. 9ice declared it the best new performance of the night, and both Omawumi and Ric Hassani praised his vocal delivery and stage presence.

7. Maio – “Ojuelegba” by Wizkid

Maio surprised the judges by stepping out of his usual R&B comfort zone to perform “Ojuelegba” by Wizkid. 9ice, and Ric loved it and applauded her versatility.

Omawumi saw it as preparation for even bigger stages to come. It also seemed like the judges couldn’t align on one of the best performances of the night, as 9ice praised the performance as one of the best of the night.

8. Jennifer – “Rise” by Andra Day

Taking on a challenge with Andra Day’s “Rise,” Jennifer’s performance left Omawumi speechless! Ric admired her performance and 9ice compared her to a mix of Waje and Omawumi, highlighting her impressive performance.

9. Mira Clear – “Unstoppable” by Sia

Mira Clear’s performance of Sia’s “Unstoppable” had mixed reviews. Omawumi thought she was nice but she wanted more, while Ric felt she enjoyed the song more than he paid attention to her performance. 9ice humorously noted that she seemed unstoppable despite singing “Unstoppable.”

10. Chioma – “It’s Never Enough” by Greatest Showman

Chioma closed the evening with a powerful performance of “Never Enough” from The Greatest Showman. Omawumi jokingly commented that Chioma “took her to church,” while Ric and 9ice agreed it was a phenomenal way to close the show, with Ric labeling it her favorite of the night.

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Host IK asked the judges who they thought had not shown their full potential. Ric mentioned that Maio and David Garland have more to offer vocally and performance-wise. 9ice also noted that Lady Ruth and Mira Clear had more to show. Omawumi responded humorously with her hit song “If you ask me, who am I going to ask,” but emphasized her pride in the efforts of all the contestants tonight.

Viewers can enjoy live performances every Sunday at 7 pm on Africa Magic Showcase (DStv channel 151, GOtv channel 12) and AM Family (DStv channel 154 and GOtv channel 2).

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