Nothing but love! Nigerian Idol joins the world to pay tribute to music Idol Whitney Houston
It was an unforgettable night of brilliant music and amazing performances
as Nigerian Idol joined the global music industry in paying tribute to the
late pop legend, Whitney Houston. Performing on the stage were the last 10
contestants from the final 12 as A.Y.O and ibinabo Romeo were eliminated
earlier that week. Joining Nigerian Idol's dynamic trio of judges as guest
judge was celebrated vocalist Lara George.
“The world stopped for Whitney explained Project Manager Tiwa Medubi.”
From the Grammy awards to American Idol, every music body of note paused
to pay tribute to an inimitable icon. Nigerian Idol had the honour to fly
the flag for Nigeria and feedback has been incredible.”
For music director Kehinde DaCosta, it was an emotional experience as he
had worked previously with the late star. “It was personal for me, he
clarified.” I hope the world can see that we gave our best for one of the
most amazing performers that walked the earth.”
The first tribute on the show was given by Linda with 'Try it on my own'
which was good but not fabulous according to the judges. For Sly 1 whose
rendition of 'Saving all my love' earned him the nickname Fox for his
stylish manoeuvres? Chinedu performed the soundtrack 'When you believe'
which the judges did not believe was convincing. Diwari turned the heat on
with 'Where do broken hearts go' and went on to impress the judges
especially Jeffrey Daniel. Najite, who gave an emotional performance the
week earlier, did not quite impress this time around with the hit 'I have
nothing but love'.
Stephen Onochie of the husky voice did Whitney's 80's hit, ' I wanna dance
with somebody' thrilling the judges and the audience with his moves. Mercy
did justice to Whitney Houston's last hit 'I look to you' with emotion
that shook the judges and the audience. Honey came up next with a
rendition of 'Count on me' which was not rated as his best performance on
the show. Nikki performed what the judges rated as her best performance so
far as she sang 'Didn't we almost have it all'. Joe Blue brought the
contestants performances to a booming end with his powerful performance of
'One moment in time'.
Judge Yinka Davies, host Tiwa Savage and music director Kehinde Dacosta
teamed up to bring the show to a final end with Whitney's 'Greatest Love
In April, a new winner will be announced at a grand gala show carting home
a prize worth $100,000 and an SUV. The winner will join season 1 winner
Yeka Onka as one of the globally renowned Idol alumni across the globe.
According to www.nigerianidol.com, Idol fans also have the chance to win
prizes for their loyalty with the new Live your life like an Idol promo.
Nigerian Idol is proudly brought to you by Etisalat in association with
Pepsi and Sony. It is also supported by Air Nigeria, Kentucky Fried
Chicken and Megalectrics (owners of Beat FM, Classic FM and Naija FM)