Nigerian Idol: Who Makes It to the Top 5 This Weekend?

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The stage is set, the spotlight is on, and the air is thick with anticipation as we gear up for another thrilling and electrifying weekend of Nigerian Idol. As the competition heats up, the top 6 contestants are preparing to give it their all in hopes of securing a coveted spot in the top 5. With each performance, they inch closer to their dreams of becoming the next Nigerian Idol. But who will make the cut this weekend?

Meet the Top 6

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1. Mira Clear: Mira’s consistency and technical prowess have been her key strengths. Her performance in the last episode earned Judge Ric Hassani’s applause for her consistent improvement and growing confidence, calling her a joy to watch. Mira has performed songs like “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, “Be Without You” by Mary J. Blige, and “Kedike” by Chidinma, among others.


2. Lammy: The go-getter contestant, who is also an electrical engineer, has relentlessly pursued his musical dreams. Lammy continues to thrive, with a fanbase that has pulled him from the brink of elimination to the top 6. He has performed a range of tough songs, from Michael Jackson’s “Speechless,” “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You” by Bryan Adams, to Wizkid’s “Holla at Your Boy.”


3. Maio: Maio’s inspiration and resilience continue to push him this season, following his setback in Nigerian Idol season 8, where he only made it to the Top 29. Since returning to rewrite his Nigerian Idol story, he has pushed beyond boundaries using his soft and sultry ‘RnB’ tone to melt his way with each performance. His key performances include Michael Jackson’s “Heal the World,” Johnny Drille’s “Papa,” and Wizkid’s “Ojuelegba.”


4. Chioma: Chioma’s unique vocal style and artistic interpretations of songs have made her stand out. She has a knack for making every song her own, bringing energy and a fresh perspective to well-known tracks. A major highlight of her journey was her duet with Omawumi after her performance of “In the Music.” She has also performed “Proud Mary” by Tina Turner, “Never Enough” from The Greatest Showman, and “Way Maker” by Sinach.


5. Chima: Known for his soulful voice and versatility, Chima has been a consistent performer throughout the season. As a multidimensional Jazz singer who views Nigerian Idol as a stepping stone to stardom, Chima has showcased his mastery with renditions of classic and contemporary hits. His performances include Lionel Richie’s “Hello,” Stevie Wonder’s “Lately,” and Teddy Swims’ “Lose Control.”


6. Stevie: The former teacher who left his teaching career in pursuit of success in the music industry has consistently shown he has what it takes to be the next Idol. Stevie delights the audience with his charismatic performances and smooth vocals. His ability to engage the audience and deliver memorable performances is his biggest strength. He has performed songs like “I Want It That Way” by Backstreet Boys, “Who’s Loving You” by the Jackson 5, and “A Million Dreams” from The Greatest Showman.

The Judges Take

The trio of Omawumi, Ric Hassani, and 9ice have been supportive judges throughout the season, pushing each contestant to improve and shine. With their expertise and keen observations, they’ve guided the contestants through this challenging and exciting journey.

The Fans’ Influence

Nigerian Idol isn’t just about the judges’ opinions; it’s heavily determined by the fans. Viewer votes play a significant role in deciding who stays and who goes. The contestants’ ability to connect with the audience, both through their performances and their personalities, makes all the difference.

Who Will Make It to the Top 5 This Weekend?

As we gear up for another exciting weekend, the anticipation is at an all-time high. Each of the Top 6 contestants has shown immense talent and determination, making it a tough call for the viewers. Regardless of who makes it to the Top 5, one thing is certain: Nigerian Idol continues to showcase some of the best musical talents in the country.

So, who will make it to the Top 5 this weekend? 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 pm this Sunday to find out. To subscribe, reconnect, or upgrade your package, dial *288# and stay connected to enjoy the show.


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