If last night could be described in three words, it would be: “Power, Hunger, Winners”.
From the song choices, delivery and showmanship, the Talent were on fire.
Before some of the Talent were sent home, after Nigeria’s four choice saves from the different teams were announced, all the Talent, nominated or not, came together in their teams to give us some unforgettable performances.
Team Pato kicked off the group performances and the fourth Live Show as a whole with Patoranking’s hit song, “Alubarika” which was originally released in 2014, featuring Timaya. Next was Yemi Alade’s four with their moving rendition of “I’ll Be There” by The Jackson Five and Mariah Carey.
Team Waje took to the stage next with Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop The Feeling” and finally Timi’s team wrapped up the group performances with “Flying Without Wings” by Ruben Studdard.
In between each group performances, the time to announce the talent who Nigeria chose to join J’Dess, Jahtell, Syemca and Ebube in the top 8 arrived. It was in deed bitter sweet as we welcomed Yimika, Chris Rio, Wow and Idyl while saying goodbye to Hightee, Afolayan, Ifeoma, Wilson, Glowrie, Shapera, Bada and Precious.
After the top 8 were announced, it was time for them to sing for Nigeria’s votes.
Starting off the individual performances was Syemca from Team Yemi, singing “Unsteady” by X-Ambassadors. Saved Chris Rio was the seventh talent to perform and he impressed with Tracy Chapman’s “Baby Can I Hold You”.
From Team Pato, Ebube did a rendition of “One And Only” by Adele, while saved talent, Yimika, performed Mayorkun’s “Mama” with his guitar at his fingertips.
Team Waje’s J’Dess and Wow moved the stage and their audience with “Ekwe” by legendary Nigerian songress, Onyeka Onwenu and P-Square’s “Ejeajo” respectively.
Team Timi also came through with saved talent Idyl taking on a Michael Bolton hit – “Soul Provider”, while Jahtell closed the fourth Live Show with her performance of Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary”.
The coaches were impressed but at the end of the day, it is up to you Nigeria to decide who walks away with a recording contract, a brand-new SUV and an all-expense paid holiday in Dubai!
Tune in to AfricaMagic Showcase (DStv Channel 151) or AfricaMagic Urban (DStv Channel 153) every Sunday at 7pm WAT to catch the LIVE SHOWS on The Voice Nigeria and VOTE for your favourite Talent to keep them in the competition.