Last night we were treated to yet another enthralling episode of the Voice Nigeria. The show which is now beamed live stage saw contestants vying for the opportunity to go the distance and keep proving to Nigerians why they deserve to be this year’s winner.
With shows like these, there are constants, and Naomi Mac has been one of such constants this season. From the auditions till date, she continues to prove that week-in week-out, we can always bank on her to deliver an awe-inspiring performance, and last night was in no way different. Performing Brenda Fassie’s Vulindlela, Naomi was able to prove yet again, why she has been the talk of the show this season.
However, coming up from behind is Esther; from possible elimination and inching so close to Naomi, she has for two straight weeks put up performances that closely rivals Naomi. Performing Beyoncé’s Love on Top, Esther’s execution of the song was a progression of great start to an even greater finish. She started at a 100 percent and somehow kept getting higher, making the case that The Voice is truly a competition.
With Esther and Naomi’s performance touted number 1 and number 2 performances on the night (dependent on which you would prefer to place first), one has to wonder if Esther has done enough to actually be considered a potential winner, or if she still has some more steps to climb?
With the current situation, should Esther remains as consistent with these performances as she has been putting up in the past two weeks, it’s hard to see Naomi breezing through the contest.
It is safe to assume that Naomi remains atop as of this moment – courtesy of her no bad week streak and the fact that Esther is not necessarily spacing her out but matching her delivery and energy is enough for her to retain her spot.
Will one mind blowing performance from Esther; that completely trumps Naomi’s be enough to boost her ahead? We impatiently wait.
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