Yippeeee! It’s Christmas. The yuletide began early for us as the contestants took the competition to another level of excitement. In the spirit of the season, the Play House Choir joined the contestants to usher us into a beautiful Carol Night and an evening of personal compositions.
Monica started off singing ‘Do you hear what I hear?’ The judges were full of her praise after this smooth rendition. Next was Ethel who brought us to a ‘jazzy Christmas’ with her beautiful rendition of ‘White Christmas’. Roy stepped up the ambience with a classic rendition of ‘What Child is this’? Yvonne was so on-point with her version of ‘The First Noel’, so also was Ruth whose performance of ‘Oh Holy Night’ pierced into the soul of everyone, while Ese brought a traditional feel to the season with a lovely performance ‘Gbo Ohun Awon Angeli ti nkorin’. It was a Yoruba carol song which got everyone dancing in excitement. It was indeed an awesome night!
Taking the performance to another level, the contestants brought up the game as they performed their own personal compositions. They were all very striking with their writing, arrangement, and performance skills. TY Mix did not fail to commend the depth of their talent. Ethel’s ‘Melody’ was quite striking especially with her description of birds and the ‘ti-ti-ti.....pow’ chorus. Ruth also did so much with languages as she sang her own ‘Mo n bo wale’. Ese dedicated her song to lovers which actually would pass for a wedding song. Roy did a beautiful one which he dedicated to ‘The African Child’, Yvonne sang ‘I Will Fly Away’, and Monica’s ‘Na you i want’. She sang in her language and ended her performance in tears.
As if all these performances weren’t enough, the evening came to a climax with the contestants s ending the show with a medley of K’naan’s ‘Waving Flag’ and Shakira’s ‘Waka Waka’.
The fate of the winner still lies in your hands as it is viewers votes that will determine the winner. So to vote for your favourite, text his/her unique number to 306 from an MTN line if in Nigeria, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. If in Ghana, text to 1739 even as the competition draws to a close. To make your favourite contestant ‘Ese(4), Ethel(5), Monica(10), Roy(13), Ruth(14) and Yvonne(16)’ the winner, text his/her unique number to 306 from an MTN line if in Liberia, Nigeria, or Sierra Leone. But peeps in Ghana can text to 1739.