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As Wande Coal thrills audience…
Contestants go down memory lane with Classical music…

On Saturday, November 19, 2011, the number of contestants at this
year’s edition of MTN Project Fame West Africa was reduced from 13 to
10 contestants as Joba, Chidinma and Emmanuel were eliminated from the
popular music talent competition.

The three contestants were among the seven contestants with the lowest
votes put up for eviction last week. The other four contestants on
probation were Roy, Racheal, Princess and Ruth.

As usual, after performances by the contestants on probation, the
moment of truth came: the total number of votes from the viewing
public saved Racheal. The judges decided to save Roy thereby extending
his run in the competition. Next up was the Faculty and after
commending the contestants, they decided to save the eccentric Ruth
based on her development in the academy. The contestants who were not
up for eviction then had the unpleasant job of saving only one of
their fellow contestants and after a lot of tension, they decided to
save Princess.

With Racheal, Roy, Ruth and Princess saved, it automatically meant
that Joba, Chidinma and Emmanuel had been eliminated from the show.
Taking it all in good stride, they showed their appreciation in taking
part in the competition and promised to storm the music industry soon

Wande Coal later thrilled the audience as he closed the show with an
amazing performance from his “Mushin to MoHits” album.

On Sunday, November 20, 2011, the ten contestants remaining in the
academy took us down memory lane with back to back classic cuts. They
opened the show with group performances and they featured the
PlayHouse Voices to back them up. Ethel, Monica, Ruth, Racheal and
Isaac performed “Rivers Of Babylon” by Bonnie M. Yvonne, Velma, Ese,
Roy and Princess also performed “Earth Song” by Micheal Jackson.

Each contestant soon entertained everyone with individual performances
singing Classic songs from music icons like Aretha Franklyn, Barry
White, Abba, Diana Ross among others. The audience, judges and members
of the faculty all had a feel of the rich intense performances.

“I must admit that I am very pleased to be here to experience
tonight’s show. I have heard a lot of very strong and rich voices
tonight and I must commend all of you for pleasing us with your
performances.” Music Producer, Song writer and Singer, Cobhams who was
the guest judge for the night admitted.

“Tonight we are going to be judging you on your notes and how well you
interpreted the characters in the songs you performed. Some of you
lost it along the way with flat notes here and there while some of you
did a very good job delivering your keys and entered your characters
well so our judgement would be based on these key elements tonight.”
Nomoreloss explained to the contestants.

The contestants on probation this week are Ethel, Velma, Ese, Ruth,
Roy and Isaac so they have to do the extra work to impress the
audience and the judges.

To save your favorite contestant from eviction, text the contestants
number to 306 from an MTN line. Each text costs N50 and voting ends on

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