The first set of contestants to be on probation at the ongoing MTN Project Fame sang their hearts out on Saturday in an attempt to secure their stay in the academy.
While Shola performed Michael Jackson’s ‘You Are Not Alone,’ Clement opted for a rendition of Michael Bolton’s ‘You Don’t Know What’s Like’. Emeka sang Bryan Adam’s ‘To Love A Woman’ while David decided to improve on his delivery of Fela’s ‘Lady.’
Unfortunately, at the end of the day, David became the first evictee of the 7th edition of the music reality show.
In a tribute to the late American pop queen, actress and model, Whitney Houston, who died in February 2012, the remaining twelve contestants who were not on probation performed a medley of some of her hit songs to a delighted audience.
Meanwhile, the excitement that followed the great tribute and Tolu’s performance soon gave way to some nervy moments as the hosts announced that the four contestants would be performing one more time to save themselves from eviction.
Remarkably, however, the four contestants on probation gave exceptional performances that had the judges wondering.
As it is the tradition, the viewers, the judges and the contestants not on probation must save one person each from those on probation. But before that, Tolu, an alumnus of the academy, made a cameo appearance. He performed one of his recent songs, ‘Beauty Lady’ which was warmly received by the audience.
When the result of votes from the entire West Africa audience was finally announced, Clement emerged tops. Shola was the judges’ preference while Emeka was the overwhelming favourite of the other contestants. Consequently, David was evicted.
David Olowojoba who hails from Ondo State, Nigeria, expressed his gratitude for the opportunity of a place in the academy, even if not for as long as he would have wished. He assured his fans that he would keep working hard to break into the mainstream music industry. ——by @UC Browser