What you Missed from #TECNOOwnTheStage Episode 11

Episode 11 of Africa’s first televised karaoke contest was indeed a tense moment on Sunday, January 24, 2016.

Our host for the evening was the delectable Vimbai Mutinhiri hosting without her partner-in-crime, Uti Nwachukwu, who we gathered was cooking up some more surprises behind-the-scene.

Did l mention how gorgeous she looked in that yellow dress… We love!

Vimbai set the ball rolling by having everyone glued to their seats in anticipation of the week’s guest artist.

Recall, Falz the bad guy performed at episode 10 and now, the latest brand ambassador for Gala, Harrysong was introduced on stage to thrill the audience with a perfect performance of his hit songs ‘Reggae-Blues’ and ‘Ofeshe’.

After his performance, the audience and viewers were given a sneak preview of what the four remaining contestants plan to do if they walked away with the winning prize at February 7’s Grand Finale. With $25,000, a recording deal, and a brand new TECNO Phantom 5 smartphone up for grabs, Nandy was first. For now, the Tanzanian had no idea what she would end up doing with what was “a lot of money.” Sikin on her part said she would, amongst other things, get a microphone and a mixer to help with her blossoming music career, while Shaapera, said she would use the money to get into the studio and produce some of her songs. We can’t wait!

And the Nigerian was the first of the four contestants to take to the stage in Sunday’s episode with a remarkable rendition of Adele’s ‘Rolling in the Deep’.

Nandy was the next contestant to take to the stage with her rendition of Vanessa Mdee’s ‘Nobody’. And so good was the Tanzanian’s performance that Yemi couldn’t help saying that she liked the fact that Nandy was “fighting again.”

It was thereafter Pascal’s turn to take to the stage with a highly emotional rendition of Sam Smith’s ‘Stay with Me’ before Sikin took to the stage with her rendition of Zahara’s ‘Loliwe’.

But unlike in previous episodes, Sunday’s instalment of the show saw a new twist with the judges giving a second chance at redemption to the two contestants they had adjudged to be the least impressive of the four.

Sikin and Pascal turned out to be the unlucky two and were asked to take to the stage one more time in the hope of proving to the judges that they were good enough to remain in contention for the grand prize.

And it seemed they both did enough to impress the judges as Yemi later announced that no one was going to be evicted from the show and that all four contestants would return for another shot at glory in this Sunday’s episode.

Watch the Highlights here:

So mark the date and time on your calendar, follow the contest on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter TecnoOwnTheStage, and don’t miss the next episode on the various Africa Magic channels and on Masha Magic East. Broadcast times are as follows:

Africa Magic Showcase – Sundays at 19:00 CAT

Africa Magic Urban – Sundays at 21:00 CAT

Africa Magic Family – Wednesdays at 19:00 CAT

Masha Magic East – Tuesdays at 18:30 CAT.


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