Saturday, March 24, 2012


As the season 2 Nigerian Idol TV Reality Music show, sponsored by etisalat Nigeria is gradually coming to an end, this week, the top three contestants left in the show celebrated the late Afro Beat king, Fela Kuti as they sang his songs in grand style. The contestants namely Mercy Chinwo, Stephen Onochie and Joe Blue sang two songs each. Mercy opened the stage with Victor Uwaifo`s `JOROMI` which she did fantastically very well according to the Judges who are experts in music and ended the show with late Fela Kuti`s Zombie. This week`s show was dedicated to the late Fela Kuti of blessed memory and had the presence of his first son, Femi Kuti who was a guest Judge. Femi scored Mercy very high. According to him, Mercy scored a Triple A. The next person to perform was Stephen Onochie his first song was Adamma by Flavour. No doubt, the young talented singer did justice to the song. The second song he sang was Fela`s ` I NO BE GENTLEMAN`. Before the song, the trio had jointly done one of Fela`s songs titled water and at anytime Stephen sang, he drew applause from the studio audience and when he did `I NO BE GENTLEMAN` the audience were as thrilled as when he sang water with the other contestants. Femi, Fela`s son, scored him average. According to Femi, I can`t Judge you with the song because you can`t satisfy me. I don`t even satisfy myself but I will Judge you with my common sense taking your age and the band that played for you into consideration but you have to learn to listen to Fela and more of Jazz music he said. At the end, he scored him a pass mark alongside Yinka Davies who is one of the Judges. Joe Blue was the third to perform, and he sang Rex Lawson`s `LOVE ADURE` which no doubt he did well. His second song was Fela`s `PALAVA` meaning trouble and his performance according to Femi was good and Joe was scored an A plus by Fela`s son who understands his late father`s music that anyone else. The three contestants gave their all to stay in the competition, but unfortunately, Next week, one contestant must leave and who will that contestant be? Alexander Forbes will give us the result of the person the voters who are the viewers want out of the contest. Picture above is Mercy doing `JOROMI`

Stephen doing ` ADAMMA`

Joe Blue doing `LOVE ADURE`

The trio doing Fela`s `WATER`. L-R: Joe Blue, Mercy Chinwo and Stephen Onochie

Charly Boy and Femi Kuti pose for a photograph after the show

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