Ice Prince graces Nigerian Idol Season 7 judges as Debby exits competition
Famous Nigerian rapper, Ice Prince Zamani joined the Nigerian Idol Season 7 judges – Obi Asika, Simi, and D’banj –as a guest judge last Sunday.
The journey to the finale continued with an unexpected twist as the eviction that usually happens at the end of every show started at the beginning of the live show. Sadly, fans had to say goodbye to the soft-spoken Debby.
The night’s theme was ‘Showstopper’, and all the contestants delivered on it. David Operah once again opened the night with his performance of Burna Boy’s ‘Wonderful’, and it was the first of many show-stopping performances.
Next up was Banty, and she delivered the second exciting performance of the night with her rendition of Bruno’s ‘Mars’s Finesse’. The judges had only positive reviews of her version.
Zadok made the audience and the judges excited with his performance of Whitney Houston’s classic song, ‘I Want To Dance With Somebody’. D’banj and Ice Prince commented on how good he was at performing. D’banj also mentioned that Michael Bolton posted Zadok’s performance of one of the legend’s songs,
‘Please Forgive Me on his Instagram story the week before.
Progress left everyone stunned with his rendition of ‘Bang Bang’, a song by Ariana Grande, Jessie J, and Nicki Minaj. The judges were blown away by his vocals. According to Simi, it was a fantastic performance of the feminine song. He killed the rap, ‘slayed’ the dance, and bodied the vocals. Fans couldn’t get enough of his sound.
Jordan’s rendition of ‘Titanium’ by David Guetta had Obi Asika wondering how he kept hitting notes nobody thought he could.
Faith sang the night’s second Nigerian song, Tiwa Savage’s ‘Koroba’, which had everyone, including the judges, wondering if Tiwa Savage herself had replaced the competitor to do her performance. Simi commented on how the contestant impressed her with the quality of her voice.
Itohan was the last contestant of the night, and she delivered a mind-blowing performance of Rihanna’s ‘Only Girl’ (In The World) in her silver metallic clothing. Her performance, particularly her vocals, wowed the judges.
Although it was the end of the journey for her at the show, Debby closed the night with a standing ovation for her performance of Lady Gaga’s ‘Bad Romance’.
The Nigerian Idol live shows continue next week. Don’t forget to vote for your favourite contestants, as the power to determine who stays and leaves is solely in the hands of the viewers who can vote via the Africa Magic website, mobile site, and MyDStv and MyGOtv apps.