The Nigerian Idol Theater Week started after four weeks of audition, as the path to a new gear to this year’s eagerly-anticipated live shows began.
Last week, 68 fortunate contestants went to Theater Week and fought for the chance to become the next Nigerian Idol. The talented chorus singers, who all won gold tickets from our judges during the intensive audition, were divided into groups (according to their voices) and trained and were given an opportunity to demonstrate that they were the real deal.
In contrast to the auditions, group choices were much harder because the Contestants were forced to take an important step forward: to partner with their teammates for the very best – and to keep up their personal star strength! Some of the Contestants were excellent at the time of the crunch and their efforts enabled them to advance to the next round. Others refused to take the opportunity and they ended abruptly with expectations of advancing to the next level of competition.
How the Contestants Prepared
In this round, the judges were not just assessing the voices of the contestants; they were also looking out for teamwork and the ability to maintain composure on stage. Star, however, did not get the memo. She expressed her dislike for her teammates as soon as she was placed in her group. While some forgot their lines and let the pressure get to them, others like Godwin recovered quickly and gave beautiful performances. Comfort, unfortunately, forgot her lines on stage and let it get to her. Luckily, the team had Agbutun to hold the fort, and he rose to the occasion. While some contestants fell victim to their teammates’ flaws, others tried to outdo each other, forgetting that teamwork was also being graded.
Here are the Contestants that didn’t Survive Theatre Week
At the end of the day, out of the 68 contestants that made it to Theatre Week, and 39 who made it to the group stage, only 17 contestants progressed to the next round. Next week, all 17 will battle it out to prove that they are worthy of being the next Nigerian Idol.