Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Nigeria’s Got Talent Semi-Final Rounds Continue


It was a display of exciting, entertaining and thrilling talents as the continent’s most entertaining talent hunt show; Nigeria’s Got Talent continued in its semi-final rounds.

Opening the show was sensational ballet and contemporary Nigerian dancer, 8-year-old Amarachi Uganne from Benin. Her routine earned her a standing ovation and high praise from the judges. “I wish I were your father Amarachi, I would have been a very proud father today,” said one of the judges, Yibo Koko. Also Kate Henshaw couldn’t hold back her delight as she described Amarachi as someone with a young but daring talent.
Next was singer and pianist, Jude James took on 2face Idibia’s hit song, ‘African Queen.’ He was commended for his originality, but the judges thought they would see a better performance from him.
Adding humour to the night was MC Pincode from Warri, who was able to crack up the audience with his jokes. Again, the judges expected more from him.

Next was Michael Onyinye, from Ibadan, used a comb and paper to produce rhythmic sounds, though Dan Foster thought that the sound were a bit offensive to the ear, the audience loved him. Singer Matilda Oni-Edim from Calabar, gave a sweet rendition of Omawunmi’s song, ‘If you ask me.’

Then there was dance! Crystal Code, a dance group from Lagos performed next. Their performance was described as entertaining, brilliant and full of confidence by Kate Henshaw. Following was Ekeng Bassey, a singer from Lagos who gave a solemn rendition of Josh Groban’s song, ‘You are loved’ which got the judges and audience  fascinated by the texture and dexterity of his voice.  Idowu Adekaka, a magician from Lagos, displayed some magical acts that left the judges and audience entertained and rather confused.

The show was wrapped up with performances from Nathaniel Oliva, who produced music instrumental using his mouth as the only instrument Code Red, a dance group from Benin, who impressed the judges with their dance moves.

From dance to singing, to magic, Nigeria’s Got Talent has shown each weekend that there is always something to look forward to. The semi-finals continue next week and viewers still have the power to save their favorite talent. Nigeria’s Got Talent is aired on Sunday on AIT (10:30 PM), STV (8:00 PM), NTA (4:00 PM), TVC (9:00PM) and Soundcity (6:30 PM). Fans in the United Kingdom can watch the show on HITV UK Sky 193 (8:00 PM).

The result shows are aired on Saturdays on the following stations; AIT (1:00PM), STV(7:30PM), NTA(5:30PM), TVC(9:30PM) and Soundcity (7:30PM). Fans in the United Kingdom can watch the show on HIT UK Sky 193 (8:30PM).

Hosted by Andre Blaze, the judges for the season are radio host Dan Foster, actor Kate Henshaw and entertainment entrepreneur, Yibo Koko. The Airtel-sponsored first season of Nigeria's Got Talent began to air on 16 September and will run until December 2012.

The Got Talent franchise worldwide, which is in its sixth year, has produced many notable performers in the last couple of years including Diversity, Bianca Ryan and Britain’s Got Talent’s 2009 1st runner up Susan Boyle, whose debut album became the fastest selling UK debut album of all time, selling over 3 million copies in the U.S. alone. It is the only talent competition show that is open to any age and any talent with auditions taking the show to numerous cities in search of incredible and exceptional talent.

Nigeria’s Got Talent is sponsored by Airtel and supported by Cool FM, Wazobia FM, Nigeria Info 99.3 FM, and Tastee Fried Chicken.

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