Another Saturday night and another round of evictions in the on-going Etisalat sponsored Nigerian Idol season 3 competition. This time around it was the contestants of the last group of 10 to come through the hammer of the audience’ votes and this was not without surprises! After putting up their best performances the week before, it was up to the votes to determine who goes and who stays.
Joseph Page, Michael, Kessy Driz, Abasiakan, G-Circuit, Peter, Jay-feel, Amara, Bimi and Efezino were a bunch of nerves as they waited anxiously to hear the results from III Rhymz, who did not do much to help ease their tension with the suspense he created. In the end, Amara, Efizino and Jay-Feel made it through to the top 12 gala stage joining Vicci, Safeeyah, Debie-Rose, Immaculate Victoria, Kome and Joe-Emmal from previous rounds. As with the other eviction stages, this too had its fair share of surprises a major one being the exit of Abasiakan from the competition.
Back on the Judges’ table was Femi Kuti who just returned from his world tour in the United States of America. He said he had been following the show keenly even while away and was happy to be back, this time he said he will be unsympathetic as he just got back from his tour. His return is just in time for the Wild card show where he, Yinka Davies and Jeffrey Daniel get to select from the lot dropped from the Top 30 stage two contestants they believe have what it takes to join the Top 12 stage while viewers vote in the last contestant.
Head of Events and Sponsorship, Etisalat Nigeria, Modupe Thani described the journey to the Top 12 stage as riveting, filled with both pleasant and unexpected surprises. “Nigerians need to brace up for an exciting second half of the show especially from the big reveals from the Wild card show tomorrow. We urge viewers to not only support these contestants with cheers but vote as that is the surest way to see your favourite contestant to the end of the competition”.