Nigeria Idol: Reactions trail result of 6th edition

By Favour Izukah

Few days after Kingdom Kroseide was announced winner of the 6th edition of Nigeria Idol 2021, Nigerians have continued to react on the results as announced by the panel of judges. They believed that it was a well reserved and transparent judgment.

The competition which was premiered on the 14th of March 2021 saw the participation of contestants across the country who came for the audition.

Reacting to this win, Nigerians who followed through the show intimated The Lumine News that the winning was a well deserved one for Kingdom.

A banker, Uche Ikpeama said ” It’s a well deserved win. He and Francis were far ahead of the rest of the contestants and I’m glad they both made it to the finals. And that was where it got tough. I couldn’t even vote again because anyone of the 2 deserved to win and I was going to be happy for anyone that emerged as the winner”.

For Solomon Gerund, a Software Engineer, who said he rooted for Kingdom as he was one contestant that caught his attention averred that: “For Kingdom particularly, I followed his journey from the very beginning. He caught my attention from when he made Seyi Shay to cry. I knew he’d go far but I became almost sure he was going to win on his first live audition. He was just consistent in wowing us all through the show.”

On his part, Agozie Chukwubundu, A student of the University of Nigeria said that she had to follow the show because of her love for music. She said she streamed the show online because of the social media presence Kingdom had while he was on the show. “I figured Kingdom would win. His fanbase was way bigger than Francis’s and that was what got me interested at the beginning”, the UNN undergraduate said.

Tina Atunwa, A graduate of the University of Nigeria said Kingdom deserved the win as he had always proved himself in each of his performance. “He deserves it… His voice and choice of songs were spectacular, the vibes and everything gave him an edge.”

Although Kingdom won, some people still had different opinions on his win. And according to Domshak Sunday, “First of all I will like to congratulate kingdom on his success. But on a personal level, I feel francis had what I liked in a singer. Kingdom has the voice yes but Francis had a better voice for me because he could use both the lower octave and higher octave comfortably.

“Again, I think kingdom had more social media presence than any other contestant in the competition which is an edge for him, and that is what companies love.”

For Adeola Thomas, she felt kingdom won because of his fanbase. She however believed that Francis was a better option for the win. “Francis had it all but I guess your social media presence on the show matters too and that was what gave Kingdom the edge over Francis.”

Recall that after the audition, 68 contestants made it to theatre week and from the theatre week, the 69 participants were streamlined down to 17 contestants.
Each week saw the contestants performing in line with the theme of the week to make it to the next stage. And for the 16 weeks, contestants who couldn’t make it to the next stage were evicted on weekly basis.

Interestingly, only two contestants; Kingdom Kroseide and Francis Atela made it to the grand finale. And at the end of it all, Kingdom Kroseide was announced as the sixth and latest Nigerian Idol.

It is worthy to mention that apart from emerging as the winner of the sixth edition of the Nigerian Idol Music Competition, it was also announced that Kingdom would be going home with the grand prize, which included a cash prize of N30 million, a brand new SUV, a six-track EP recording deal with three music videos including an all-expense-paid trip to Seychelles, and a weekend getaway to Dubai for two.

Other gifts include a wide range of Tecno products, Bigi branded refrigerator plus one year supply of Bigi drinks, and a DSTV Explora fully installed with a premium subscription for 12 months.

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