Monday, April 30, 2007

Hi Guys....Twas a busy weekend for me... I really feel like going back to bed, but of course I can't....yada yada yada....Just wanted to blog about the West African Idols show last night....

It was down to six idols last week, as per Mercy was voted out after the previous show.. Idols took a different turn yesterday as can be seen from the picture below...
If you're wondering, the Idols did African songs yesterday so the show took a sharp turn....anyway, it's called West African Idols isn't it? It was basically a night that made me rember Angelique Kidjo a whole lot.... you'll see why!
Eric was first this week with ‘Olo mi’ by Tosin Martins, Temitayo followed with ‘Agolo’ by Angelique Kidjo, Omawumi then sang ‘Ekwe’ by Onyeka Onwenu, Jerrilyn was next with ‘Wombolombo’ by Angelique Kidjo, Timi then sang ‘Oruka’ by Sunny Neji and Jodie ended the show with ‘Adouma’ by Angelique Kidjo....
My take...
Sooo much Angelique Kidjo!!!! There's nothing wrong with that anyway...although I would have preferred that everyone did a different artiste.... don't blame me... Variety is the spice of life as they say!
Oh Okay! Well, Eric started the show on a nice note and gave an overall okay perfomance... I've seen him do better so I'm not going to say more than that...the judges to me did not critique properly as Dede and Nana got it wrong... I think Dan was spot on this week with Eric when he said he lost it somewhere in the middle, but the thing is, he says it all the time to Eric so it did not have much weight, with him getting it actually right with his critique for Eric this time...I do not think he was the worst by any standard though...
Temitayo I felt did not give such a good perfomance.... as Dede said, she gets so carried away with her perfomance that she forgets vocal quality... he was sooo right! She was out of breath a lot of the time and that didn't do her good... The perfomance was very energetic though and I don't think we should say good bye this week...
Omawunwi was a killer last night! I enjoyed her perfomance the most....She gave it her all and then some!!! This perfomance reminded me of why she was in WA Idols in the first place..... she chose a very suitable song for her voice and she rocked the song for real....I mean, she brought down the house...her outfit, make-up, everything just worked for her yesterday for real...
Jerrilyn Jerrilyn Jerrilyn, I know I soumd like a broken record each week, but I can't help it, I'm just keeping it real here....First, the positive... she looked good! She is truly a beautiful person and I like her accent - I'm sure she'll get a lot of gigs to do after Idols is over if she can up her confidence...Now for the music.....? That I didn't like... her perfomance was just too Karaoke for me.... she was too bland yesterday...
Timi gave the song 'Oruka' a new twist, and to me, it was like something he did on the spur of the moment... It lacked his usual energy although, but it wan't altogether a poor perfomance... he tried sha....it was above average.
Jodie as usual gave a lot of energy to her song and her perfomance and she really knows how to strike a balance between singing and perfoming... good, good, good.....
The eviction starts at 7pm, let's see who doesn't make it! I wish 'em all good luck!!!

15 comments:

ijeoma obu iheoma said...

ok i wish i woould be able to watch this show.. some of the songs you mentioned are simply great.. like ekwe, and agolo..

Pink-satin said...

mehn i wish i could watch the show!i actually know 2 of the performers..one has been eveicted tho

laspapi said...

good one, nyemoni. Some of the last few singers in the competition can rank with anyone world wide. Its amazing.

4wardnfiaca said...

mon dia, I am back!
sorry i went awol on ya

Chameleon said...

i wonder why we have channels like Ben Tv, OBE and Passion when they cant even show programmes like this...

anyhoo...thx for stoppin by my blog earlier.

Nyemoni said...

@ ijeona obu iheoma yeah, it was nice to watch... ekwe was very well done....
@ pink-satin eyah.... pele dear...
@ really, it is.... thank you!
@ 4wardnfiaca Hey!!! nice to see you back... I hope you are back to stay though...
@ chameleon you're welcome...Wow, they should show these kinda shows on Ben TV now? So what do they now show on them?

Uzo said...

I CANNOT BELIEVE JODIE WAS VOTED OFF. JERRILYN IS STILL THERE. WHAT THE HELL? I HAD JODIE, TEMITAYO & TIMI AS THE FINAL 3. I AM SOOOO IRRITATED

Nyemoni said...

Yes O... It was like was we used to call Film tricks back in the day... Jodie of all people... we better start voting for Timi well well o!

Waffarian said...

I think Omawunmi was the best! I was disappointed with the choice of songs though!I was expecting some real high life grooves!

Chukwunonso said...

thanks for your birthday greetings. you blog looks kinda interesting. and i'm impressed by the number of people who comment on it. people hardly even read mine, talk less of leave messages...
anyway, i dont watch idols so i cant leave an informed commentary. you say you're a scientist - what kind of science you practice?

~Mimi~ said...

this show hasn't ended?????????? they should hurry up o.we want to know the winner jare.
i hope ababoy2 has posted pictures to u!lol

Nyemoni said...

@ waffarian.. I too was dissapointed with the choice of songs.... Omawumi impressed me with her song though...
@ chukwunonso... not to worry...these things take time.....visit other peoples blogs and leave tcomments as well.. that would help...thanks for stopping by..
@ mimi... lol... he hasn't posted them yet o! the show will end very soon, and then Big Brother Africa II will start!

2ndCorin5:17 said...

Yo, I just went 2 d website now and I'm sooooo upset!!! Can u believe who went home??? JODIE!!!! I'm just sooooo freakin upset!!!!!!! Okay, yeah...I need 2 break sth, then I'll feel better, I guess... Just had 2 leave a comment cos. I also noticed u r a MAN U fan!!!! Go MAN U!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nyemoni said...

lmao @ 2ndCorin5:17... GO REDS!!! Yeah, Jodie went home.... how awful...Thanks for stopping by my blog... lemme check yours out!

Vera Ikeji said...

@ Chukwunonso. I tried to access ur blog but it said it 'wasnt available'. How does one get access to it?

 

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