Gerald Ifechi was on Sunday night eliminated from the Nigerian Idol season seven.


The singer, who had secured a golden ticket and made it to the top 12, gave a spectacular performance last week with his rendition of ‘Ifunanya’, a song by Psquare.

To get in the top 12, the vocalist had thrilled the audience with the cover of ‘Leave the Door Open’, a song by Silk Sonic, which won record of the year and song of the year at the 64th Grammy Awards.

Following his elimination, the top nine contestants, with backup from 121 Selah, a gospel choir, performed a cover of Cynthia Erivo’s ‘Stand Up’ — after which the nine contestants blessed the stage with their moving and individual performances.


Watch the top 9 contestants’ captivating performances below:

Jordan mesmerised the crowd with his emotional cover of ‘You Say’


Progress added oozing spice to ‘Uncle Suru’, a 2015 song by Jon Ogah

Itohan delivered a wonderful performance of ‘Can’t Give Up Now’ by Mary Mary


Abigail gave a soul-wrenching performance of Whitney Houston and Kygo’s ‘Higher Love’

Zadok did well on Timi Dakolo’s ‘Wish Me Well’


David Operah delivered an emotional rendition of ‘Dance With My Father’ by Luther Vandross

Debby brought an elated countenance to the stage with the performance of ‘Happy’


Faith impressively delivered ‘Next To Me’ by Emeli Sande

Banty could not let it go with ‘Lean On Me’, a Michael Bolton’s song



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