July 22, 2024

Nigerian Idol: Double Elimination, Divas & Divos Reign Supreme!

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Emotions ran high on Nigeria Idol last Sunday as viewers witnessed a double elimination. Gracia and David Garland’s journeys in the competition came to an end.

However, the night wasn’t all about saying goodbye. In case you missed it, here’s a rundown of the night.

Divas & Divos Reign Supreme: Following the “Divas and Divos” theme, the contestants brought their A-game, channelling their music legends. Each contestant shared their personal “Diva and Divo moments” from the competition, adding a heartfelt touch.


Chioma set the stage ablaze with a powerful rendition of Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary,” embodying the diva spirit and electrifying the audience. Stevie followed suit, bringing his dramatic flair to the stage with a captivating rendition of the Jackson 5’s “Who’s Loving You.” He took the audience on a journey, proving his versatility and talent.

Mira Clear kept the soulful vibes flowing with a classic Mary J. Blige selection, “Be Without You.” Her performance not only captivated the audience but also earned her high praises from the judges, and Lady Ruth raised the bar even further, channelling her inner Mariah Carey with a stunning rendition of “My All.”

Lammy brought the energy with a captivating performance of Bryan Adams’ “Everything I Do,” while Chima showcased his impressive vocal control with Stevie Wonder’s “Lately.”

Mixed Reviews for Maio: The night wasn’t all smooth sailing though, as Maio’s rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Heal the World” received mixed reviews. While the audience sang along, the judges offered constructive criticism. Omawumi advised Maio to choose songs that better showcase his strengths, while 9ice critiqued it as one of his weakest performances.

Surprise Farewell Performances: In a surprising turn of events, the evicted contestants got a moment to shine. Both Gracia and David Garland delivered one last performance each. David Garland offered a sentimental rendition of Celine Dion’s “I Surrender,” while Gracia wowed everyone with her powerful vocals on Patti LaBelle’s “Lady Marmalade.” Interestingly, the judges deemed her performance the best of the entire night. Talk about a bittersweet ending for Gracia.

Keep your Faves: The voting channels are now open and you have the power to keep your favourite Nigerian Idol season 9 contestant on the show. You can access 100 votes on the Africa Magic website and another 100 votes on the mobile site to vote for your favourite contestant. Africamagic. tv/Nigerian Idol You can also get as many as 2500 votes on MyDStv or MyGOtv app. Voting ends on Thursday at 9 pm.

If you missed the last episode or any previous ones, you can download the DStv or GOtv Stream app to catch up. You can also tune in to Africa Magic Showcase (DStv ch. 151 and GOtv ch. 12) and Africa Magic Family (DStv ch. 154 and GOtv ch. 7) at 7 p.m. every Sunday to watch the live show and cheer on your faves. To subscribe, reconnect, or upgrade your package. Dial *288# and stay connected to enjoy.

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