Friday, 22 February 2013


Fresh off their electrifying debut and their guerrilla-style flash mob in the last week, the Nigerian Idol top 12 contestants took to the stage on Sunday, 17 February, and performed for the first time to compete for your votes. The question of the moment was: would the top 12 be able to live up to their hype and win Nigeria over to their corner?

This week featured the contestants performing hits from the last two years, and while there were some ups and downs, overall, the Idol hopefuls had a great night as they broke in the bigger, brighter Nigerian Idol stage. The strongest crowd-pleasing performance of the night belonged to none other than Jay Feel, whose weak vocal performance was overshadowed by his domineering stage presence. Danny Angus changed his look, ditching the accountant for a more urban feel as he took to the stage, to the delight of the in-studio audience.

Rapper iLLBLISS was the guest judge for the evening, and while he gave thoughtful critiques to many of the contestants, he was largely positive about the performances that he saw throughout the show. It was not all hearts and flowers for the contestants however, and more than one contestant took a beating from the judges when it came to their vocal performances.

It is now up to the audiences at home to decide who they want to see stick around for the top 10. Who will they save?

Watch Nigerian Idol on Saturday on NTA at 3:00pm, Sound City and ONTV at 7:00pm, Silverbird at 7:30pm, Superscreen at 6:30pm, Real star TV on Star Times at 9:00pm and TVC at 9:30pm, to watch the results show. Then, catch all-new performances on Sunday on NTA at 3:30pm, Sound City and ONTV at 7:00pm, Silverbird at 8:00 pm, TVC at 8:30 pm,Real star TV on Star Times at 9:00pm and Superscreen at 9:30pm  to watch the contestants have their shot at the grand prize.

The power to decide the fate of one of the contestant lies in the hands of you, Nigeria, so vote by texting the number of your favourite contestant to 33680, from any network. You can also vote for a contestant by dialling his/her number of any using an Etisalat line.

The top prize for this season is worth a superb $100,000, in which the lucky winner will get: 7.5 million naira in cash, a recording contract also worth 7.5 million naira, and a brand new SUV. Runner-ups will not be left out as they will be given prizes to the tune of 10 million naira.

Visit for compelling back story videos, juicy behind the scene news, and get a taste of what is coming. For the latest information, Like the Nigerian Idol Facebook page, and follow Nigeria Idol on Twitter at, and you could be eligible to win some fantastic prizes, including the opportunity to be live in the studio for a recording.

Nigerian Idol is the biggest music show across Africa and is brought to you by Etisalat, in association with Pepsi and supported by Beat FM.

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