X-Factor — a journey for $150,000
The Glo X Factor fever is catching on with the electrifying excitement gathering momentum by the day.
The TV Reality show which is being organised to discover and train talented young musicians and artistes in West Africa is at its eviction stage.
The first to be evicted from the top nine were the Smoothboiz, followed by DNA and Anakara Boi all from Nigeria.
Ghana has two acts in the contest, the trio from Kumasi with the stage name Symphony and a 21 year-old Eshun from Accra.
Judges of the show double as mentors and compete against each other as the hunt for the best talent continues till the end of the competition.
With the eviction of top favourite, Ankara Boi, the remaining six contestants have stepped up their performances as they sang songs from the ‘Big band’ era.
In performing “Big spender” by Shirley Bassey, Ghana’s surest hope Eshun created a bit of tension among the judges as they could not agree as to how well she did.
Reggie said, “You look good; you’re serious about showbiz and you chose a good song. It was nice watching you, but I’ve seen you do better.”
Another judge, MI also said, ‘you are a performer. Whenever you step on stage, you give it a 100 per cent. But it wasn’t a good song.’
Judge Onyeka Owena would have none of that as she declared, “She did a very good job, with class and sassiness. Africa, please don’t let this girl slip through your hands’.
The other Ghana representative, Symphony, gave what was arguably their best performance since the beginning of the show.
Looking every bit the gentlemen in their multi-coloured blazers and white pants, the boys crooned and swooned, melting a lot of hearts in the process.
Seamlessly delivering their vocals with wonderful stage command and confidence, they sang “Put your head on my shoulder.”
Onyeka said, “I call you the cat with nine lives. You have shown tenacity and ability to up the ante, but watch out for flat notes and work hard on your harmony.”
Reggie, who was glad at the performance of his mentees simply said, “I’ll keep it short; thank you Jesus for this performance.”
Though their performance has been without doubt; It is, however, doubtful if Symphony will outlast any more of the contestants as they keep appearing at the eviction bottom perhaps due to their votes.
Catch the eviction shows on Saturdays on Viasat 1 at 4 p.m. and on GhOne at 6.30 p.m. The performance shows airs every Sunday on Viasat 1 at 8 p.m. and every Monday on GhOne at 7 p.m.
Fans and the public can vote by texting the ‘voting number’ of their favourite contestant(s) to short code 1739 from Ghana and 33680 from Nigeria.
The highest texter at the end of the eviction phase gets to win Glo Bolt Internet modems, Samsung Galaxy tabs, Blackberry phones and Glo recharge cards.
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