11 wannabes begin battle for next Nigerian Idol

After two weeks of audition, the race to who becomes the next biggest singing sensation in Nigeria has begun.

Out of 68 contestants, the judges finally selected 11 that will battle for the Nigerian Idol’s grand prize.

For two weeks, contestants had been assessed on the strength of their voices and stage performances. It was the end of the road for many, as the judges felt they were either not strong enough or had shown little or no improvement.

Comfort Alalade, 16, showed great improvement and was rewarded with a spot in the final. The judges were continuously amazed by her voice and performances. Akunna was also lucky to make it to the finals. Although, she lost her voice along the line, she still went ahead to give a good performance. Her determination and resilience landed her a spot in the finals alongside Kingdom Kroseide, Clinton, Beyonce, Faith, Dotun, Francis, and Emmanuel.

Having chosen nine lucky contestants, it was a battle between Daniel and Faith Mac as to who would get the last spot. However, in a shocking twist, both of them made it to the finals. The show kicks off 7pm on Sunday, May 9 on Africa Magic Showcase, Africa Magic Urban and Africa Magic Family. Viewers can also catch a special 24-hour Nigerian Idol Extra on DStv channel 198 and GOtv channel 29.

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