Comfort Alalade, Nigerian Idol contestant, has been eliminated after her performance at the 13th episode of the show’s sixth season.
During the episode, Alalade performed Bob Marley’s ‘Could You Be Loved’ and also did an outstanding vocal cover of ‘Natural Woman’, a song by Carole King.
But her effort was not enough to keep her going in the competition as the race for the top spot heats up.
This week’s episode of the show had Cobham Asuquo, Nigerian producer and songwriter, as a guest artist to encourage and critique the contestants.
The top 3 contestants were required to perform two songs, the first being a Nigeria cover (Naija hit) and the second a top song on the Billboard chart.
Kingdom opened the stage with a fantastically-tailored rendition of ‘Iyawo Mi’ by Timi Dakolo, Nigeria vocalist, and summed it up with a soulful cover of ‘How Deep Is Your Love’ by Bee Gees, British music trio.
Francis Atela gave a brilliant delivery ‘Pray for Me’ by Dare Art Alade, Nigerian singer, as sealed his activities for the night with an impressive cover of Whitney Houston’s ‘I Will Always Love You’.
Akunna performed ‘Johnny’ by Yemi Alade, and got sincere criticism from Cobhams, who noted that she gave a weak start to the delivery of the hit song.
She, however, tried a comeback with the rendition ‘Only Girl (In the World)’ by Rihanna, Barbadian singer, but still failed to impress the seasoned vocalist.
In the usual manner, one or two of the top 5 Nigerian Idol contestants may be eliminated during next week’s live show.
Watch the performances of the top 3 contestants below:
Francis sang ‘‘Pray for Me’ and ‘I Will Always Love You’
Akunna on ‘Johnny’ and ‘Only Girl (In the World)’
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