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Saturday, January 19, 2013

The battle for Nigerian Idol top spot begins as the top 30 battle it out

The third season of the ever popular music reality show, Nigerian Idol is up to a promising start as the show enters the top thirty stage. This stage will see ten contestants battle it out every week for three weeks and then a wild card show with some of the old contestants given the opportunity to make it into the next stage of the show. Twelve in total will emerge victorious and go on to the core elimination stage of the show.


Fan favourite and Afrobeat Legend Femi Kuti is unavoidably absent as he is on tour outside the country but he is ably represented by Naeto-C who in his first appearance on the show played the bad guy by drilling the contestants. He however mentioned that it was only to gear them to step up their game in the competition.

The Head of Events and Sponsorship, Etisalat Nigeria, Modupe Thanni said that she was impressed with the level of talent that the competition had to offer, stating that the competition will be even stiffer than the previous editions. She also added that Etisalat as a proud supporter of the aspirations of youths is supporting the competition in an even bigger way this season.

The first ten of the top thirty saw return contestant Obinna Michael AKA Mr. Byno making it to the top thirty stage of the competition. Speaking on his progress, he said, “Making it to this stage is not a small feat, there were many talented contestants but it is my hope this year that I would progress past this point in this season”. Contestants performed songs of their choice by foreign artistes in a bid to show their skills before the Judges.


Afrobeat legend and Nigerian Idol Judge, Femi Kuti, was unavoidably absent from the show but was ably represented by Naeto-C as well as his fellow Judges, Yimka Davies and Jeffry Daniels. Speaking on the performances, Jeffry Daniel advised the contestants to focus more on their vocal skills and less on their showmanship as the show was about finding the best singer.

This season is bigger and better as winner will go home with N20 million worth of prizes, including N7.5 million in cash, a brand new SUV, and a recording contract with a record label. The first runner–up will receive the sum of N1.5 million and a saloon car which will be presented by Etisalat. The show airs on STV, NTA network and AIT.


 
 

22 comments:

afroprofile said...

We wish the contestants goodluck.
Nigerian Idol has discovered talents that made people proud.
The likes of chidimma who is now on the list of most wanted nollywood girls.

See list on www.afroprofile.com

Martins Aboy said...

It's a must watch;I realli love everything about the nigerian idol..etisalat is trying sha!

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

Yes o! Let's go there! Raw talents come out a lot with this show, for sure my eyes are gonna be glued to this.

Anonymous said...

D host of dis show is trying to hard.

kito jewseph said...

Ovo menta I gat ur back gurl :)

kito jewseph said...

Ovo Menta I got ur back gurl :)

hmm... said...

Aww,wish I could sing...love singing

Anonymous said...

Vote for baino. I don't know him but we are both akokites and the guy don try abeg vote

Innocent said...

i wish ya all sucesssssssssssss

Anonymous said...

Well wishing dem all d best of luck#my word!kings

Orire Alao said...

Ovo menta good job.. Pls kindly Vote Her

Anonymous said...

All da best guyz

Anonymous said...

Please Vote for Esosa Cole,she's such a Nightingale....watch out for her and see how she'll make 9ja proud!

Anonymous said...

Pls vote Byno #Team Unilag

Anonymous said...

@afroprofile! Chidinmma won project fame not nigerian idol..Get your facts straight.
By the way..nigerian idol has a lot of work to do regarding content and sound.

Anonymous said...

Naeto C was fooling around,forming tough! Nigga u aint no Simon Cowell so quit it! PS: Simon has nothin to loose cos dts his job,u r jst a
guest judge/musician who has all his fans to loose... Some of d harsh comments were funny tho,like d one u gave d girl dt used a
split to end her performance...hilarious

Anonymous said...

What time is it aired on stv/ait/nta?

Anonymous said...

Pls wat tym will dy show it on AIT n wen pls

Anonymous said...

Pls where Are the seasons 1 and 2 winners,what is happening to their careers?I kw There's something that nobody is saying. Mtn projectfame still remains the best.lol someone actually thinks that chidimma was discovered from nigerian idol..

Mz Ohluwahseun said...

Team Bynooo, pls vote for him!!!

Anonymous said...

Jeffery Daniels, the American judge is looking so lean these days and much darker. He was almost white in skin tone when he started judging.

Living in Nigeria is not looking good on him...

Anonymous said...

Naeto C is such a jerk. Probably felt intimidated by some good singers on the show. Helllo, broooo.. U aint half as good a singer as most of them, so grow up. Jeez, such a kill joy. Mtschewwww. I wonder how wifey copes with you cos u r so full of shit. Pride they say goes before a fall. Kill that pride, man. I never even liked ur music. Get a life