These contestants need your votes to scale through,so they made it to Naija FM to solicit for your votes. Ese(4), Ethel(5), Monica(10), Roy(13), Ruth(14), and Yvonne(16) sang ‘we wish you a merry christmas’ for everyone in the studio after having a time out on air.
It was song interpretation in Mummy J’s class especially as they prepare for their personal composition night. Miss Ige’s class was rehearsals and more rehearsals even as they get set for the weekend...
Tega Apochi made it to the Academy with fourteen (14) other contestants, but got eliminated with Edward (the only contestant from Sierra Leone) at the second week of the competition.
Here's one of her stage performances while in the competition:
She is a 22 year-old Delta State babe who has a non-identical twin brother Tejiri. Tega loves singing but if she wasn’t following the path of music, she would like to try her hands at fish-farming. She has her own style fashion-wise and readily admits to liking attention.
She has a distinct voice which she hopes can be trained to be outstanding. She showed her gratitude to the faculty for the brief training she got in the Academy.
Straight to serious business, the faculty-Mummy J, Ige, Kaffy and Uncle Ben made their way into the Academy for a formal introduction.
Mummy J introduced each faculty member and in what areas they will be working to improve and polish the contestants. She was curious about why they chose Project Fame. While most of them ranted about coming to learn, and would be happy even if they don't eventually win (yeah right); Oyinkansade confessed emphatically that he is here to win. Guess time will tell.
Mummy J's session, saw her asking Grace the Academy captain for the week to take her on a familiarization tour of the Academy. They started off from the guys room, where Mummy J encouraged them to clean their carpet daily so that dust does gather and affect their voices and also to lay their beds in the morning before they are set to go to class. On getting to the girls' room, she had issues with luggage everywhere and also clothes hanging everywhere (guess that's girly). She scolded some of the girls for bad bed-making habits and immediately made sure they fixed their rooms.
The classics "By the rivers of Babylon" and "The Earth song" by Micheal Jackson were beautifully combined and performed by all 10 contestants featuring PlayHouse Voices, who glided in beautifully, taking everyone by surprise. This heralded the other songs on this night of evergreen songs.
Princess started the night with an emotion-racked "I am going down" by Rose Royce. The emotions were so intense it looked like she was going to cry. Both the judges and faculty were pleased and commended it as her best performance yet. Another passionately delivered performance from Rachael singing ‘Loving you’ by Minnie Ripeton got Nomoreloss to doff his cap for her performance, and both the judges and faculty on their feet. Isaac's "Just the two of Us" by Billy Withers was a beauty to watch as he sung passionately to his partner across a romantic flowered table.
Yvonne's rendition of "I will survive’ by Gloria Gaynor was riveting and the judges commended her growth although wanted to see more emotion. Ruth seemed to get off to a poor start as she began "Respect" by "Aretha Franklyn" and the judges caught on immediately too. Roy's attempt at Barry white's "My first, my last, my everything" was a good try, but the judges were expecting even more, the same was true for Ese who did Mary J. Blige's ‘Never too much’ about which the judges felt was below her usual exceptional performances.
Ethel's "Superwoman" by Karyn White was considered by the judges as not passionate enough for this stage of the competition. Velma singing ABBA's ‘I have a dream’ looked good but the judges picked up her flaws and handed out their judgement.
After all sung and done, the suspense of nomination for probation gripped all in the new ultima studio, as Tee Y Mix called the first contestant on probation out, it was Isaac, then Ethel and also Ese, Roy, Ruth, Velma. Of the six on probation only Ese has never been on the block before.
If you want any of them back in the academy then start voting now, send their unique number to 306 from an MTN in Nigeria and Liberia and in Sierre Leone to 306 from a Comium line. Viewers in Ghana should send the unique number to 1739 from an MTN line.
It was a Tension soaked show which saw three of the seven contestants on probation saying goodbye to the competition for good.
In a new studio and an obviously excited audience the contestants tried their best to sing their way out of probation. Ruth started off with her usual energetic display performing Beyonce’s ‘Crazy in Love’. Next was Emmanuel whom with obvious improvement from his 1st performance did ‘Crawl’ by Chris Brown. Princess got everyone on their feet with her version of Celine Dion’s ‘Power of Love’. Chidinma took on ‘You don’t know my name’ by Alicia Keys, soft-spoken Rachael flagged by two guys performed ‘Battlefield’ by Jordin Sparks.Joba also brought it on with John Legend’s ‘I used to love you’, and lastly for the evening was Roy who capped the performances in a beautiful way by singing ‘Numb’ by Linkin Park.
Sonia made it into the Academy, but left with Chinyereat the fourth week of the competition. Here is their duet which was their last stage performance on Project Fame Season 5:
Sonia Obi is a 22 year old student of Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution at the National Open University. She is social and likes to talk. She however tends to be pretty sensitive and emotional especially concerning her late mother whose ring she still wears as a keepsake.
She loves to sing and gives it her best. While she admits her emotions are close to the surface she wants to did well in the Academy and proudly left a better person.
Another stiff competition show where the six contestants on probation sang to escape elimination.
Ruth stole the show with her energetic and electrifying performance of Aretha Franklyn’s ‘Respect’ after Ethel and Isaac sang Karyn White’s ‘Super Woman’ and Bill Wither’s ‘Just the two of us’ respectively. Roy upped the game with Barry White’s ‘My first, my last, my everything’, Ese did Mary J. Blige’s version Luther Vandross’ ‘A thousand Kisses’ and Velma, Abba’s ‘I have a dream’.
Ade Bantu, the international musician and producer was present as a guest judge. With his keen ears and eyes complemented our not-so-easy-to-please judges.
Welldone guys....you really giving your best,Kudos to the falcuty and the judges....Ayo,you own my 50% votes,I love you all guys!cheers!!!!
u guys are doing a 1daful job,kip it up cos i dey gbadun u.
Am always happy watching mtn project fame, to me is the best tv programme so far 4 now.. The judges & faculty are doing a very great job. God will always give dem d wisdom to keep dis programme going. I will not forget my hosts Joseph & Adora U guys are doing well.... May God give MTN the grace to keep dis going
first i want to commend MTN for this wonderful talent discovery show and would also use this medium to appreciate Benjamin and Ada on the wonderful work they are doing.God bless them both,for the contestant i say you all are wonderful especially AYO..he is such a talent...wish him the best.
i can't wait for the season4 to kick off. PFWA is the bomb