Following the exit of 18 year old Comfort Alalade from the show, three finalists emerged over the weekend, in the ongoing sixth season of Nigerian Idol.
The top 3 contestants at the ongoing Nigerian Idol were required to perform two songs, a Naija cover and a song that has been on the Billboard Chart.
Bayelsa born Kingdom Kroseide opened the stage for the first round of songs; he impressed the judges with his performance of ‘Iyawo Mi’, a song by Timi Dakolo.
Francis Atela performed ‘Pray for Me’ by Dare Art Alade while Akunna rounded up the first leg of the performances, with ‘Johnny’ by Yemi Alade and the judges applauded them for a brilliant outing.
In the second round, Francis performed ‘I Will Always Love You’ by Whitney Houston while Kingdom sang ‘How Deep Is Your Love’ by Bee Gees. Akunna, the last girl standing, completed the round with her performance of ‘Only Girl (In the World)’ by Rihanna.
Following the emergence of Kingdom among the last three at the ongoing Nigerian idol, Bayelsans started another round of campaign for him to remain in the Idols show beyond next Sunday. It was gathered that a lawmaker in the State assembly, who is known to promote social events and assist budding talents in the state, has been providing the funds to vote for Kingdom at the Nigerian Idols.
On different social media platforms, there has been massive support for him, while a public notice was released requesting all those willing to vote for him to assemble at a popular night club to get free airtime to vote.
Multi talented singer, producer and songwriter, Cobhams Asuquo who was the guest judge for the week opened the Sunday live show with a thrilling performance of ‘We Plenti’. He said to the finalists, “Always remember that you got to this stage because you did something differently, so always make the audience your priority and always make music that you believe in”.