With the eviction of Aziga and Zaliha on Saturday, the contestants are beginning to sit up and understand the intensity of the competition. It’s another day at the University of Lagos where the contestants would be treating us to Urban Contemporary Music.
Monica opened the floor with a classic and energetic presentation of Amerie’s ‘One Thing’. She had the audience screaming with delight, wowed the judges and her fellow contestants. Velma did not drop the standard when she performed Celine Dion’s ‘Because You Love Me’. Joba as well tried his best with John Legend’s ‘I Used to Love You’, but his best was not good enough for the judges. Next was Rachael singing Jordin Spark’s ‘Battle Field’ with smooth adlibs but the judges felt it could have been better.
It’s reggae night where the remaining contestants had to sing their hearts out to escape probation but some were not so lucky enough to escape.
Gorgeous Ese started the evening beautifully with Bob Marley’s ‘Who the cap fits’ and Kwame was forced to pay for this flawless performance. Sassy Ruth got everyone yearning for more with her electrifying performance of Bob Marley’s ‘Buffalo Soldier’. Dressed the part and with corresponding attitude she wowed everyone.
Ghanaian Ethel also smoothly sang ‘Different Colours’ by Lucky Dube and then came soft spoken Rachael who with her high pitched tone sang Gregory Isaacs ‘Number One’.
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.
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Whao,now d power of the judges have been withdrawed at mtn project fame season 5.they are now like observers but wat will judge the contestant is ur vote,ma vote,our vote..so,pls,don't let us get tired.let keep voting for our own boy(oyinkansade) by texting 15 to 306 on ur mtn vote.let join hands together and make him a star....tanks for voting and may God bless and reward you all.
What i love most about MTN Project Fame is the fact that they don't just push the contestants to perform but take time to teach them all they need to succeed in the entertainment industry. Kudos to the entire faculty on a job well done. Adetoun keep it up. See you at the top.