Tuesday, March 20, 2007

So the Group 3 perfomances were on Sunday 18th March and the results were announced Yesterday, 19th March... Here are my views:

The first performer Ama is an 18 year old Ghanaian... she sang Strong Enough by Cher... My take: Easy on the eyes, weak perfomance. She did not do justice to the song at all... The judges told her as much, and I was not surprised to see that she did not make top 10.


The second was Confidence Rufai, from Lagos State, Nigeria. She sang Thank you by Dido.
My take: Not a nicer perfomance. She was overly confident, and from my years of watching other reality TV shows, I know the public mostly favours the not-so-in-your-face people who no doubt can sing or low-key people in the case of Big Brother. Its all a sympathy vote thing sometimes.... Think Lindiwe of Project fame, Cherise from Big Brother Africa, Anke from the South African Idol of 2003, Carrie Underwood of American Idols, the list is endless. Back to Confidence. The perfomance was an ordeal of someone singing in Falsetto. I thought her appearance could have been better too..she wore a dress that reminded me too much of a bridesmaids' garb... The judges liked her perfomance by the way, but the voting public did not help her... she did not make top 10.


The third perfomance was by the Tallest person in the Top 24- Mercy John, a Deta State gal who performed Nothing Compares To You by Sinead O’Connor. My take: I did not like the perfomance o! She had this facial expression which I could not stand, besides, she's so tall, and she did not have a good carriage... she was bending forwards most of the time like her chest was hurting her and I felt she would havelooked better standing upright. The judges told her 'Nothing compares to you' and she basically had good reviews from them... The voting public put her through to the top 10.


The fourth perfomance was by a 27 year old Ghanaian by the name Ernest Darkwa. He sang Amazed by Lonestar... I must admit I have no recollection of having heard the song, but his perfomance blew me away. His was truly the first perfomance I enjoyed. The judges gave him good reviews, but the voting public were not kind to him... he was placed third in his group...


The fifth person to sing was 26 year old Michael from Ibadan, Nigeria. He sang Madonna 's Take a Bow. Now, what can I say? His looked Eewwww, he had dyed his hear gold and it looked like the dye was going to run off his head and onto his face at any second. He truly looked awful! As for the song, he truly murdered it.... He over ad-libbed the song to the point that it did not sound anything like Madonna's classic and his own rendition was on the whole wack. As Nana would say, "it didn't quite work for me".... Bad reviews from the judges + lack of votes from the public = End of the road for him.


I'd like to use this phrase for the last performer: The best was saved for last. Jodie.. Delta State born Jodie sang Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman by Bryan Adams. For me, she NAILED it! She performed well and her voice was wonderful... It was truly the best for the evening, the judges gave her a loud ovation as did the audience, I thought she deserved to make top 10 and she did! She was rated the highest in her group!


Overall, I thought this group was ok, they did not hit me as much as group 1, but they were far better than group 2 to me. You may read more about the show here


Here's a Pix of the 2 who just made top 10

That's it... you have it... the fourth group is next and the show is aired on Sunday 25th..I'll be back with my review, but before then, I'll put one or two posts up!

arrivederci.....

`moni

13 comments:

Jem said...

Hmmm.... Nice reviews. Is it just me or does it seem like the singing are generally lacking in the area of being "performers" You really have to create your fan base in these type of shows by engaging them in your performance/personality.

Jem said...

P.S. I meant "singers" instead of "singing."

Nyemoni said...

I feel you jem...Yeah, the show is about singing and perfomance.. some peps dont know how to do both! How are you btw??

Jem said...

I'm doing great!
And you? Hope you are doing awesome ... :)

Nyemoni said...

I'm fine my dear, was workin on a reply to your blog entry

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

great review.. i'm gonna go on the mnet thingie and watch em all.. i never liked that confidence chick from the onset... too much 'extra nonsense' to her

Ladybug said...

Thanks for the update and the detailed review! This group was rubish! Not a lot of talent here! Best group so far for me is still group 1. I hope the next group will be better!
Hope you are having a good week?

Waffarian said...

yeah, this group was disappointing.... good review.

chidi said...

i've been trying to follow up on the idols thing. The gal that sang the Cher song, really killed it! If only Cher heard her sing it.......

chioma said...

thanks for your reviews..are you guys having power issues too!..we had no light all weekend so we didnt watch the show.I think its unfair that group 1 was good and the other groups so bad..that means that somepeople that didnt make it from group 1 were better than people that made it in group 2.
Happy Mothers day too! hope your was good.God bless

Nyemoni said...

@ONB.. Too much extra nonsense eh? I thought so too...tks
@Ladybug, yes, I'm having a good week thank you... I didn't like the group much myself.. group 1 is still it!
@waffarian, disappointing is the word..
@chidi, why now? Cher would have killed her for murdering her song o!
@chioma Thank you, My mothers day was ok... We did not have light but thank God for generators!...we are so having power issues!

Uzo said...

None of the groups has gotten to the level of group 1. This show was hilarious. I knew Jodie would go through but this Mercy chick looked constipated. Not a good second choice.

Nyemoni said...

@ Uzo.. Constipated eh, that thingy with her putting her hand on her tummy and leaning forwards with a terrible look on her face... lmao!

 

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