The first live shows of The Voice Nigeria Season 2 had 16 talents perform, with just 4 talents saved by the coaches. The voters will determine the fate of the rest.
This is how the live shows go:
After the battle rounds, each of the coaches was left with 8 talents. Each coach presents 4 of their 8 talents to perform in front of the live audience. The coaches can only save one talent in their group. The voters then decide who stays and who goes home.
Team Patoranking kicked off the 11th episode of The Voice Nigeria with an entertaining and energetic performance of Tina Turner’s ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’ by Kessydriz. The things that stood out for me in her performance was her confidence, stage performance and “to the nines” outfit.
I was impressed by the other side of the Baritone Singer, Afolayan, but this side might not land him “The Voice” of this season. He delivered a rendition of ‘E No Easy’ by PSquare. His charming smile got my eyes glued to the TV screen.
Flawless rap, notes, and vocals on point, extraordinary energy, good stage presence. Hightee’s delivery of ‘That Thing’ by Lauryn Hill had these and more.
The shoki dance and the bum shake stood out for me in Voke’s rendition of Reekado Bank’s ‘Ladies and Gentlemen’.
Patoranking saved Hightee
Succeeding Team Patoranking was Team Yemi which had Chirs Rio perform ‘Stitches’ by Shawn Mendes. It was a good song choice for his vocal ability. His calm demeanor lingered in my memory hours after the show (Hey! I’m not tripping).
Flawless Rendition – that is my thought on Ifeoma’s heartfelt performance of ‘Rise Up’ by Andra Day.
Jahnomso graced the show with an energetic, but an entertaining performance of ‘Show Me Love” by Robin S.
Great and energetic performance, but my second conscience (in Bishop Imeh’s voice) tells me that ‘Want You’ by Yemi Alade was a wrong song choice for Bunmi.
Yemi’s choice was Ifeoma
Up next after Team Yemi was Team Waje. Efezino took the lead with a beautiful rendition of ‘Rockabye’ by Clean Bandit. Efezino’s ankra style was so on point. The skirt be like umbrella, abi na flying tray.
Any song with an element of pain or emotion is instantly hers. It blessed my soul to watch Glowrie deliver an awestruck performance of ‘Hello’ by Adele from another dimension. I got carried away by the Toni Braxton vibe in the rendition. The lyrical expressions, the creativity in delivering the notes, the vocal dexterity literally got my evening full of nostalgia. (In Waje’s voice) Her lower register is soul soothing.
Wow graced the show with a memorable performance of ‘Get down on it’ by Kool & The Gang. His performance can be equated to that of Cornel (The Voice Nigeria Season 1) and also got me down on a flawless Michael Jackson moves. He is an experienced singer indeed.
Favour performed ‘All Over’ by Tiwa Savage which had some splash of shoki dance moves.
Waje saved Glowrie
Team Timi ended the show with Bada leading the pack. I honestly did not see this coming. With a good song choice, Bada graced my memory with a charming smile, amazing lyrical expression, good textured vocals, whilst he delivered a rendition of ‘Beautiful Girls’ by Sean Kingston.
Amarachi performed ‘No’ by Meghan Trainor. It was a beautiful performance, but I doubt if this song truly portrayed her vocal ability.
Wolei’s performance looked more like an entertaining rendition of Brymo’s ‘Ara’ at a concert in Eko Hotels & Suites than a competition.
After a performance of ‘I Have Nothing’ by Whitney Houston, that progressed from a cool and soulful piece to aggressive one, while retaining the tone, and expression of the lyrics, all Patoranking could say to Precious was “This is not ordinary. You are blessed”.
Timi saved Precious.
Click the link to find out how to vote to keep you favorite talent on the show: https://africamagic.dstv.com/news/how-to-vote-for-your-favourite-talent-on-tvn-s2
Credit: The Voice Nigeria.