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The visit by the music Idol and other 11 contenders of the show, Thursday, 26 May, 2022, was intended at appreciating Bigi’s immense support for the show and in creating a platform for showcasing his talent which was demonstrated in the 10-weeklong performances that led to his victory, after being refreshed by the brand’s inimitable flavour.

The 21-year-old singer won after polling more fans’ votes to beat fellow finalist Zadok in a record-breaking voting season. The top-2 secured 45 million votes in the finale week alone and over 220 million votes all season long. IK Osakioduwa revealed this in a celebratory finale episode on Sunday.

Sunday’s live show opened with the contestants delivering a colourful performance of D’banj’s 2013 hit song, Oliver twist. They were joined by season 6 winner, Kingdom Kroseide, and second runner-up, Akunna Okechukwu. The stars from last season’s show in a quick chat with IK on stage talked about the impact of the show on their careers and announced that they would be releasing new singles soon.

Zadok opened the show with his performance of Wizkid’s Back To The Matter. It was a prelude to the glorious performances to come. His performance was followed by Debby’s cover of Brenda Fassie’s legendary song, Vulindlela. She gave an outstanding performance and complimented it with her shimmering gold dress. Simi mentioned that she reminded her of Yemi Alade.

The contestants gave it a whirl in their separate performances in an attempt to woo viewers and fans for votes as the two contestants with the least votes would be eliminated in the next round. Abigail opened the floor of the evening with an astonishing rendition of ‘Rain on Me’ by Lady Gaga. The highlight of her performance was the uniqueness of her voice that synergized with her backup singers.

The live shows will begin on Sunday, March 20, 2022, and all 12 finalists will be competing to become the next Nigerian Idol and walk away with N100 million worth of prizes. The promise of winning the largest ever prize for a music talent show in Nigeria means that all 12 finalists will bring their A-game, and the show will get hotter.

Without a doubt, reality shows are fast gaining acceptance among Nigerian audiences across the various socio-economic classes. A careful observation of the high audience participation recorded for these shows as well as the traction they gain in the mainstream and online media provide enough evidence.

The Nigerian Idol season 7 is proudly headlined and sponsored by Bigi, Naija’s favourite range of carbonated soft drinks with thirteen variants from the stable of Rite Foods Limited. The truly world-class and proudly Nigerian brand has started its journey of refreshing thousands of contestants who appeared for the live auditions of the season 7 music reality show today in Lagos.