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Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Nigerian Idol's final 2 contestants go head to head for $100, 000

After several months of hard work and music, last weekend on Nigerian Idol was the semi final night. Following the tearful exit of Stephen Onochie, the two finalists Joe Blue and Mercy Chinwo sang for their lives on the Nigerian Idol stage. Joining Nigerian Idol’s dynamic judging trio as guest judge was none other than Season 1 judge and Chocolate City CEO Audu Maikori. Also joning as star guest performers for the night was rap impresario ‘Ikechukwu’ and EME boss and R&B star Banky W.

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Guest artist |Ikechukwu performing
"It is a purely democratic process and Nigerian's have between now and friday 6th April to choose their winner" said Tiwa Medubi who is Project Manager of the hit show. "It has been an exciting few months of igniting dreams and building the stars of the future. We cannot wait for the people's choice to emerge this weekend, it is history the second time around!" she added.

For the semi-final stage, the contestants performed three selected songs from their playlist so far in the competition. Joe Blue kicked off the performances with his choice, ‘One Moment in time’ by Whitney Houston, which was not adjudged his best performance in the competition. He redeemed his image with an exquisitely choreographed performance of Amy Winehouse’s ‘Rehab’ which was chosen by the music director. For his last performance, Joe did justice with his Nigerian contemporary selection of ‘Ifeoma’ by Felix Liberty. The climax of his performance was when he fished a ring from his pocket and slipped it onto the unsuspecting Yinka Davies finger to the delight of the audience.

Fabulous Mercy as she is fondly called began her round of performances with an emotionally charged version of Whitney Houston’s, ‘I look to you’. For her next performance, she put on her dancing shoes for a superbly choreographed and vocally powerful performance of Amerie’s ‘One Thing’. To cap up what was already an extraordinary show, the fearless diva zoomed in on a power-bike for an unforgettable remixed version of P’Square’s ‘Chop my money” by P-square. She was commended for a job well done by guest judge, Audu Maikori who emphasised that she gave the regular song a big performance. In a few days, the next Nigerian Idol will emerge, beating thousands of musical talents across the country to Nigerian music’s biggest TV reward. The next Nigerian Idol will join the elite club of Idol alumni like Jordin Sparks, Ruben Stoddard, Timi Dakolo and most recently Yeka Onka.

According to the site www.nigerianidol.com, the exciting reward promo ‘Live Your Life like an Idol’ continues as more and more winners emerge.
Last week’s biggest winner was Solomon Ameh with a whopping N820, 000 cash prize. Fans have the opportunity of winning up to 2 million naira daily, up to 4 million naira weekly and a grand prize of up to 10 million naira.

Nigerian Idol is proudly brought to you by Etisalat in association with Pepsi and Sony. It is supported by Kentucky Fried Chicken and Megalectrics (owners of Beat FM, Classic FM and Naija FM).

Joe Blue performing

Mercy Chinwo performing


Joe Blues performances last week on Nigerian Idol


Mercy's performance (Top 2 Contestants)

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congrats to them oo, Linda plz ut the names of those who won the ticket na so I can start making plans.p

Str8FrmDaHips said...

Na wa o Banky!!..na winter for Lag??

Anonymous said...

Linda..u slow mehn..u haven't put a naija twist on this storm..

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2124782/Samantha-Brick-says-backlash-bile-yesterdays-Daily-Mail-proves-shes-right.html

Anonymous said...

Am on team mercy!I believe in women a lot!and she is doing well.GO MERCY

Anonymous said...

JEO BLUE all d way that guy is somting else his d bomb i love him.

Anonymous said...

I am, the no Sender.


Mercy, you rooooccccckkkkk.

Ghost said...

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Ghost said...

Listne to this aswell
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdM6Hfi6Bpg&context=C39af699ADOEgsToPDskLoXsA1gIYX2l2ImQg68zkE

Adebola said...

Linda why have u not been posting my comments?
Anyways Love Mercy's, Joe Blue is also a great singer. 100k no be small money shall. Chei!!

Lilspicer said...

MAKE DEM DIGG AM DER AFTER ALL NA DER MATE DEYDO AM FOR AMERICAN IDOL BUT NOTE NO ONE IS A LOSER

Anonymous said...

Who cares? I stopped watching this stupid show when Naomi Mac lost last year.

Anonymous said...

Mercy is d one.she's d one....voting all d way 4 her

Anonymous said...

We have many great musicians in Nigeria. I wish one of the contestants will surprise us by perfoming 'Ayakata Bongo' or 'Dan Mariya Jos' Abi we callam Nigeria Idol.

Linda, na when U go come NY? Linda Mania is spreading gradually over here... NYC-1

Anonymous said...

MERCY MERCY MERCY!

Atobatele said...

Am for Mercy...Dat girl is original

vroomangel said...

Dat Mercy Girl is a star wow, I pray she wins the show

asko said...

@Str8FrmDaHips my thought too o....he was kitted up as if it was winter and its not as if d bros sing anything spectacular sef....lol!!!!

Ada1T said...

Go mercy, go mercy, go mercy

Anonymous said...

Lol @ str8frmdhips' comment.

Bamidele said...

MERCY all the way... MERCY is the likely winner of NIGERIAN IDOL Congrats in advance to Mercy from http://www.mynaijainfo.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Please what are their numbers?

I want to vote-o.

Anonymous said...

The judges and organisers want Mercy to win.Why is it that all the songs she performed last week were mixture of songs from different artistes and Joe blue was given hard songs to sing.Imagine expecting Joe Blue to sing Whitney Houston's songs and that of Adele.

Anonymous said...

I have listen to both singers and this is my findings; Voice wise, Joe has a better voice than Mercy. He is a more controlled singer than Mercy. Entertainment wise, Mercy is by far better than Joe. In my conclusion, Mercy has to really sing and not just use her dancing and charismatics to win and Joe has to be a little less stiff and be more engaging. As a singer i will vote for Joe because of his vocal abilities, Mercy is also good but not vocally as Joe. At the end of the day, its the voice we want to hear. C C

Anonymous said...

@Anon April 5, 2012 9:42 AM:
Those songs were actually songs they performed earlier on the show and JB actually sang one Whitney song but didn't deliver as far as I am concerned.He has been head to head wth Mercy frm the onset but these last few days he lost it,don't know why.

And anon April 5, 2012 10:34 AM:Sir/Ma pls you need to go through the voice analysis again pls I beg of you that JB has more voice capacity than Mercy?NO,NO,NO...don't agree wth you,even Stevo can sing better than JB..Biko!


Yemi.

Anonymous said...

From the sort of comments a certain someborri leaves on this blog, I can just imagine how dry his blog will be. LOL! I no call anybody name oh! Na una sabi.

Anonymous said...

joe is d bomb ride on guy.

Anonymous said...

i vot for joe blu

Anonymous said...

Mercy is a. Born performer. Good job. Mercy for me.

Anonymous said...

Is yinka Davies for real. Is she earning morning to say nothing. Pls she is bringing the show down.

KELE GOLDMIND said...

Onochie is the best thing that has ever happened to the Show and Music Industry in General, ..but if he didn't win, God knows why, ...I wish him all the best! .....Stephen Onochie, u are my man, ...very original!

Anonymous said...

I am, the no Sender.

I get you, black and white. You actually meant to write: As a singer i will vote
for Mercy because of her vocal abilities. Good of you C.C, I knew you'd come to the right decision. Just vote your feeling ok? Like Mercy.

Anonymous said...

QF
Mercy hs got d charisma but Joe hs got d vois so wishin both of dm luck.

Anonymous said...

Go mercy, Go Mercy, Go!

Anonymous said...

Me sef no follow u call name! *lips sealed*

Anonymous said...

Lol. U took d words outta my mouth!

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