The starting line to fame and fortune has begun… but every task is a huddle, and every song is a thin line between fame and elimination.
It’s been one week in the academy and only time will tell who’s got the chops to grab the grand prize.
It is the first in a long line of Elimination nights, when contestants on probation find out what their fate is. However, it’s been just one week in the academy and there have been no nominations and therefore, no eliminations.
With all the contestants clad beautifully and gorgeously for the evening, they went straight into the business of the evening. Ayoka opened
the floor with a beautiful presentation of Aretha Franklin’s ‘Willing to Forgive’. Below is the list of who performed and what :
- Omolayo sang ‘Lean On Me’ by Michael Bolton,
- Blessing performed Beyonce’s ‘One Plus One’,
- David did ‘Angels’ Wings’ by West Life,
- Gbemisola performed Christina Aguilera’s ‘Bound To You’,
- Henry took up Lionel Richie’s ‘Three Times A Lady’,
- Immaculate performed ‘Halleluyah’ by Alexander Burke,
- Jimoh did a beautiful rendition of Joe’s ‘I Believe in you’
- Johnny stunned with Lionel Richie’s ‘Do It To Me’
- Leonard performed ‘Can You Feel The Love Tonight’ by Elton John,
- Margaret Serenaded everyone with Jennifer Hudson’s ‘I’m Not Doing’
- Simon rocked the stage with Stevie Wonder’s ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered,
- Olawale wowed everyone with Bruno Mars’ ‘Just The Way You Are’
- Oluchi took to the floor singing Toni Braxton’s ‘Unbreak My Heart’.
- Roland did a beautiful rendition of Kenny G’s ‘Even If My Heart Will Break’
and Nini ended the show with a flawless performance as she sang Celine Dion’s ‘If that’s what it takes’.
The contestants performed well on opening night, and while the judges applauded them, they did not fail to give a few knocks here and there and they looked forward to the contestants doing songs outside of their comfort zones soon.
The faculty on the other hand welcomed the contestants into the competition and to great moments in the Academy in the coming weeks.
Today’s show will bring the first Nomination Night of the season where judges will decide on who will be placed on probation… and there begins the journey to the top, or for some – the journey back home.
It promises to be thrilling, make sure you don’t miss it because this season, MTN Project Fame West Africa is indeed bigger and better, in every way.