It is Theatre Week, and we have a new guest judge. But first, who else is excited for Nigerian Idol Theatre week? The new episode airing on Sunday on Africa Magic Showcase (DStv channel 151), Urban (DStv channel 153 & GOtv Supa channel 6), and Family (DStv channel 154 & GOtv channel 2) will blow you away.
In the last Sunday episode, 30 contestants snagged the coveted Golden tickets to clinch their spots at the Theatre week.
Being the last day of auditions, a majority of the contestants came on high notes – excuse the pun– and impressed the trio of judges. 27-year-old Kenneth, a contortionist and flexibility coach was one of the memorable ones. His beautiful rendition of Beyonce’s Halo and shiny shoes – according to D’banj – got him two Yeses from Toolz and the Kokomaster himself.
Other contestants like Joy, Racheal, Victory, Chizoba, and 25 more sang beautifully to secure their spots in the next round. Sadly, some not-so-lucky contestants like 26-year-old Tachey, Omotoyosi, Houston and others did not do justice to their auditions and failed to impress the judges.
Congratulations to the 30 contestants who made it to Theatre Week and adios to the bathroom-only singers. Let the competition begin! If you missed any episodes and want to get in on the action, watch all the auditions on DStv Catch Up and Showmax and get in the present with everyone.
Away from the contestants, let’s talk about the guest judge. Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome the Queen of Afrojazz, Yinka Davies! The eccentric Afrojazz singer will be appearing as a guest judge on the next episode of Nigerian Idol, and we can’t control our excitement.
Let’s do a throwback, shall we? Yinka is one of the longest-serving judges in the history of Nigerian Idol. She started her judging duties at the show’s launch in 2010 and stayed on for another four Seasons.
Apart from her being a good judge, Yinka Davies wears many other hats. She is a singer, dancer, painter, actor who has been a prominent part of the Nigerian entertainment industry for three decades.
Yinka started her creative journey in the late 80s and first launched her career as a painter until she stumbled on Elizabeth Hammond who inspired her to become a dancer. Finally, since her first venture into the music world as a backup singer, she has released three albums and featured in numerous stage plays.
There is no doubt in our minds that the eccentric legend is the perfect judge for the first episode of Theatre Week.
While the auditions have been atarodo hot, this coming Theatre week promises to be jalapeno hotter! Double Wahala for person wey miss am o.
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