Airtel The Voice Nigeria surprises as Chike, Cornel go up for eviction

Audition: Prospective contestants in `The Voice Nigeria’ converged on Abuja

Another Sunday, another round of exciting performances as The Voice Nigeria live shows throw up more surprises! Our contestants are now down to 16, with four coming from each team.This round of live shows involves the four members left from each team performing, with the coach choosing to save one contestant and the three remaining contestants put up for public voting. This time Nigeria gets to save the two lucky contestants who amass the most votes.

#TeamTubabakicked off the show with David Operahrevealed as the contestant with the most public votes. Brenda, the tomboy with a strong voice, sangBeyonce’sif I were a boy whilst the shy Jennifer rocked the stagewith some diversity by performing Evanescence’s Bring me to life. The saved David Operah serenaded with R Kelly’s classic I believe I can fly and Viveeyen sang When love takes over by David Guettaand Kelly Rowland.  David Operah was two times lucky as he is saved by Tubaba.

Meanwhile, the last week from #TeamWaje had Arese, Chiche and Dawn up for voting and Nigeria chose to saveArese. The performances began with Promise singingMiguel’s Adorn whilstPatrick the hustler was next with Reekado Banks’Katapot. Michael, affectionately known as Waje’s“jollof rice”,sang John Legend’s Everybody Knows and the recently saved Arese sang Inogen Heap’s Hide and Seek. Waje saved Michael.

#TeamTimiDakolo was next as Nigeria had to pick from Armstrong Martins, Kofo orTobore. Armstrong came through with the most votes and was saved. The music teacher and fan favourite Cornel waxed nostalgic as he performed Bryan Adams’ Have You Ever Loved a Woman whilstDewe gave an amazing performance singing Fire by Bez.The recently saved Armstrong Martins sang Let it Go by James BayandVicky sang Adele’s Make You Feel My Love. Vicky, one of the few ladies left, is saved by Timi.

From#TeamPatoranking, the last show had Uche Michael, Benjamin and DNA all up for eviction and Sunday’s show revealed that Nigeria had chosen to save DNA. Linda Innekakicked off her team’s performances with Man Down by Rihanna, followed by the ladies’ manChikewho sang The Weeknd’sEarned it. The twin duo DNA sang Justin Bieber’s Love Yourself,and Nonso gave a brave performance singing D’banj’s Emergency.Patorankingsaved the energetic Nonso.

Public voting opened immediately after Sunday’s show and closes on Wednesday, the 6th of July, 2016. To vote for your favourite contestant, simply send their respective sms numbers to 33120:

For #TeamTubaba

  • Brenda – Text 01 to 33120
  • Jennifer – Text 05 to 33120
  • Viveeyen – Text 08 to 33120

For #TeamWaje

  • Arese – Text 25 to 33120
  • Patrick– Text 30 to 33120
  • Promise – Text 31 to 33120

For #TeamPatoranking

  • Linda Inneka – Text 12 to 33120
  • Chike – Text 10 to 33120
  • DNA – Text 11 to 33120

For #TeamTimiDakolo

  • Dewe – Text 19 to 33120
  • Armstrong Martins – Text 17 to 33120
  • Cornel – Text 18 to 33120

 

You can also vote via WeChat. Simply download the WeChat app on your smartphones or tablets, add the AfricaMagicTV ID, select the vote option and register for voting using your One Time Pin.

Make sure you tune in to Africa Magic Showcase (DStv 151) on Sunday to catch The Voice Nigeria, and also catch all the highlights from the show on Wednesday at 8.30pm and 7pm on Galaxy TV and ONtv respectively. You can also watch repeat episodes on Africa Magic family (DStv 151 and GOtv channel 2) every Tuesday at 5pm Nigerian time.

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