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Anxiety Grows As Nigeria's Got Talent Intensifies
« on: Nov 01, 2012, 09:50 PM »
Olayomi John Pelumi is one of the music sensations at this year's Nigeria's Got Talent show but his latest performance was not enough to keep him in the show. Tears filled his eyes within minutes of learning that he could not progress to the final round of the show sponsored by telecoms giant, Airtel Nigeria.
The 12 year-old singer and rapper was one of the six contestants that exited the show after failing to get sufficient votes from the viewing public for the first semi-final acts.
Beside Pelumi, other acts from the first stage of the semi-finals who could not make the cutfor the finals in December were the Clymaxx, DNA, Veekee, Udezeagwu Ezedi, John Uket and Adult babies.
The judges Dan Foster, Kate Henshaw-Nuttal and Yibo Koko had a difficult time deciding who should go through between the talentedkid sensation and ventriloquist and comedian, Dr. Bariyu. Both needed the required two-third votes of the judges to book a place in the final. Judges Dan Foster and Yibo Koko had given their votes to Dr. Bariyu and Pelumi respectively, leaving Kate Henshaw- Nuttal the hard choice of deciding who eventually goes through. She finally settled for Dr. Bariwu whose sensational performance in the semis was a culmination of humour, uniqueness and creativity.
Yibo Koko noted that the two acts could have made the final cut under a slightly different situation, but admitted one brought more uniqueness into his act than the other."Pelumi was good, and will defitely go places. I think he has a good chance to hit it big lateras he develops. But for this show, Dr. Bariyu was better; he brought into his performance some uniqueness. He wasn't just a ventriloquist, but a unique one. He was able to get laughter out of it," he explained.
The Season One of the Bharti Airtel- sponsored ''Got Talent'' reality TV show commenced on 16 September, with nation-wide auditions in selected cities which included Abuja, Port- Harcourt, Warri, Calabar, Enugu, Benin, Ibadan and Lagos.

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