It was an amazing mix of music on Nigerian Idol last weekend as the four remaining contestants on the show performed some songs of American billboard top 100 of all time.
With Honey out of the race, it was up to Joe Blue, Najite, Mercy and Stephen Onochie to vie for the title of Nigerian Idol.
The judges Jeffrey Daniel, Yinka Davies and Charly Boy were joined by West African Idol winner Timi Dakolo who prepared the audience with a superb rendition of his song ‘Cry’.
Ditching his signature pose, Joe Blue kicked off his performances in grand style with a subtle rendition of Adele’s ‘Set Fire to the Rain’. For his second performance, he bounced as he performed Amy Winehouse’s hit, ‘Rehab’ with his usual dramatic flourish.
Najite followed with a strong version of Alicia Keys’ to the delight of the audience and followed up second time around with Rihanna’s ‘Umbrella’ which was dramatised with a choreographed dance routine.
Lover boy, Stephen Onochie, performed the classic love song, ‘When a woman loves’, by R-Kelly, with a bundle of white roses which he presented to Yinka Davies. This was followed by a choreographed version of Usher’s 2010 hit ‘OMG’.
To wrap up the first round of performances, Mercy delivered Beyonce’s, ‘Halo’ with a vocally powerful performance. Her last performance of the night led the audience and judges to their feet as she flawlessly delivered Amerie’s ‘One thing’.
Fabulious Mercy, as christened last week by Jeffrey Daniels, performed “One thing” by Amerie. Her performance was energetic and as usual featured her own twist to the performance. She left the judges speechless and Charly Boy described her as the entire show.
It will be a week of nail-biting suspense as the Nigerian audience cast their votes for their favourite contestant. On Friday, the next eliminated contestant will be announced leaving three more a chance in the coveted finals of the competition.