The Voice Nigeria continued with its live broadcast last night and with contestants filtered down to just the top 6, the episode promised nothing but breathtaking performances – one after another.
Although Naomi Mac and Esther were the talk of social media after the episode, it really was difficult to dismiss everyone else. In fact, it’s hard to definitely say one was better than the other, as all six delivered amazing performances last night. The contestants stood out and expectedly, some were simply better than others.
One of such contestants that stood out was Kpee. Outstanding last night as he has been all season long, but not in the way you would expect. He truly stands out is with his choice of songs.
Being just 20 years old, this budding artiste seems to be more in touch with urban culture than the rest of his peers. Rather than perform any classic from the 80s or 90s, this singer would rather perform an afro pop or afro beat song from recent times.
While he does a good job with these songs, his choice of songs have become somewhat of an anomaly. On one hand, there are the music heads, who believe that it is the classics that truly tests one’s vocal range, and showcase just how powerful one’s voice can be. On the other hand, there are those who enjoy listening to renditions of trending songs and truly believe his performance to be a breath of fresh air.
The question here is, who is right? Are his song choices really hurting his chances of truly showcasing his vocal dexterity or are they going to win him the vote of young, hip, and urban fans?
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