The first elimination show of the latest edition of the MTN Project Fame featured the exit of one contestant and the entrance of another two who got admitted into the Academy through the wildcard contest.
Benjamin and Blessing, who were part of the four contestants eliminated at the Opening Gala (Top 18), got a second shot at the competition for garnering enough views and likes on their performance videos. On the other hand, Kingsley, Amanda and Israel who walked the 5900 audio/video audition path to fame were also shortlisted because they got highest video views and likes.
To start the evening, wildcard hopefuls Benjamin, Blessing, Kingsley, Israel and Amanda battled it out on stage for the last two slots into the Project Fame Academy. In the end, the judges picked Blessing and Benjamin.
The moment of truth also came for the contestants on probation Dapo, Favour, Oluchi, and Yusuph. While the judges commended their improvement as they each performed the songs that got them into probation again, the fact remained that one person still had to leave. The surest and easiest way out of probation is through the viewers’ votes Yusuph was the lucky one who took this way out. Oluchi on the hand was saved by the Faculty, while Dapo was given a second chance by the other contestants. Sadly, it was the end of the road for the beautiful and talented Favour who performed one last time before she took a bow out of the competition.
While moving on from the emotional chapter of having to say goodbye to one of their fellow contestants Favour, the remaining 15 contestants showcased their vocal prowess as they entertained everyone with some all-time best songs from the pop music genre.
Although the crowd cheered and danced during most of the performances, the Judges still faulted some of the contestants based on their lack of stage presence, emotions, and clear understanding of their materials/songs.
Hence, Mirabel (10), Pere(13), Solomon (15), Winner (17), and Yusuph (18) were placed on probation, and they will now be counting on the viewers’ votes to sustain their stay in the Academy.