The mall performances by the top 12 contestants of the Nigerian Idol Season 3 this Sunday were definitely out of the blue! The 12 grand-prize hopefuls surprised Lagos with performances in Ozone Cinema and the Palms Mall, turning up the heat at both locations and blowing the stunned audience away with their explosive guerrilla song-and-dance session, a perfect bite-sized sample of what viewers should look forward to on the TV show.
Their first stop was at Yaba, at the E-Centre shopping plaza, home of Ozone Cinema. The contestants delighted the Sunday afternoon shoppers with their flash mob performance. They started with a well-choreographed dance session to D’banj’s ‘Oliver Twist’ before segueing into the world’s most watched YouTube video ‘Gangnam Style,’ their energetic and enthusiastic dancing revved up the gathered crowd. For their finale, the contestants brought down the house with their pitch-perfect, harmonised rendition of Rihanna’s smash hit, ‘Diamonds.’
Then they set off for the Palms Mall where they wowed the crowd all over again. The Idol contestants brought both locations to a standstill, excitement and genuine delight rippled through the audience as they enjoyed the entertaining mini-shows.
This Sunday, Nigerian Idol switches into high gear and things will get serious once more for the 12 as they battle it out for the top prize. Watch Nigerian Idol on Saturday on NTA at 3:00pm, Sound City and ONTV at 7:00pm, Silverbird at 7:30pm, Superscreen at 6:30pm, Real star TV on (Star Times) at 9:00pm and TVC at 9:30pm to watch the results show. You can catch all-new performances on Sunday on NTA at 3:30pm, Sound City and ONTV at 7:00pm, Silverbird at 8:00 pm, TVC at 8:30 pm, Real star TV on (Star Times) at 9:00pm and Superscreen at 9:30pm.
Audience can vote their favourite contestant by texting the contestant number to 33680, from any network. You can also vote for a contestant by dialling his/her number using an Etisalat line.
The top prize for this season is worth a superb $100,000, in which the lucky winner will get: 7.5 million naira in cash, a recording contract also worth 7.5 million naira, and a brand new SUV. Runner-ups will not be left out as they will be given prizes to the tune of 10 million naira.
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