#Music: Nigerian Idol Season 5 Concludes Search with Lagos Auditions
The month-long auditions of the Etisalat-sponsored Nigerian Idol Season 5 which kicked off on Saturday 10 January 2015 came to its climax in Lagos on Saturday 7 – Monday 9 February 2015. We shared highlights of the auditions in Benin and Port Harcourt. Here’s how Abuja, Ibadan and Lagos went down.
In Abuja, on Tuesday 27 January 2015, music filled the air as the eager but slightly tense contestants strung chords on their instruments and tested their vocals in preparation to meet the judges and perform for a spot in the next stage of the competition.
Cross-section of contestants and Nigerian Idol 5 host IllRymz
Returning contest Temidayo Martins, who auditioned for the 4th season, arrived at the venue with more zeal and determination. ‘I was unable to impress the judge last year. So I could not proceed beyond the selection stage. I have taken all the corrections and I am ready to fight for a space in the Top 12 with everything I have!’ she said.
The Abuja auditions featured performances by Evelyn ‘Evelle’ Zibili, Moses Obi-Adigwe, and Mercy Chinwo – winners of Nigerian Idol Seasons 4, 3 and 2 respectively.