Etisalat-Sponsored Nigerian Idol V: First Three Contestants Make Top 12
PREYE, Prime and Dolu have become the first three contestants to move to the top-12 stage of the on-going Etisalat- sponsored Nigerian Idol season 5.
The three contestants, drawn from the first group of 10 of the top-30 contestants, were not only the choices of the voters, but also that of the Judges, who had predicted victory for the contestants before the result was announced by the host of the show, IllRymz.
Commenting on the exit of the seven other contestants, Head, Events and Sponsorship, Etisalat Nigeria, Modupe Thani said, “it is obvious that Preye, Prime and Dolu stood out among the first group of 10 contestants and the voters and Judges confirmed it.
‘I am also happy with the number of votes we amassed from the audience so far and I am sure that, the voters will make the right decisions this season and crown the best contestant as winner of the Nigerian Idol season 5,” Thani added
Reacting to the voting pattern, Dede Mabiaku said the audience was becoming more knowledgeable in music and also rooting for the best talents.
“I am impressed with the outcome of today’s eviction show. It has shown that, our task as Judges on this show is paying off, because the viewers are making the right choices through their votes,” Mabiaku added.
The first runner-up of the Etisalat-Sponsored Nigerian Idol season 2, Joe Anthony Ekpo, popularly known as Joe Blue, ended the eviction show with the breath-taking performance of Shadrack Nosakhare’s hit song, Always on My Mind, to the delight of everyone present.
The other two groups of 10 contestants will be battling for six spots in the top-12, leaving the judges to decide on three contestants to make it to the wild card show.
The show will air on local television stations and cable networks like, STV, NTA, Superscreen TV, Rave TV, Smash TV, Ooduaa TV, V Channel TV, Real Star TV, Cool TV, Wazobia TV and Wap TV.