TPF 6: Sitenda on probation
Posted Tuesday, November 5 2013 at 00:00
Save Sitenda, the Ugandan: The contestants on probation this week are, Nyambura, Sitenda, Brior and Patrick. To vote for them, Type TUSKER, Contestant’s number and send message to 8338 or vote online via www.tusker.mobi
The second eviction show of TPF 6 took place on Saturday. Contestants who were on a weeklong probation had to perform to prove to the judges that they are worth the shs150m grand prize.
First on stage was Angel. Dressed in a tight black dress with beautiful red shoes, she performed Don’t You Remember by Adele. Angel performed her song with a bit more subtlety this time around and when it came to the judges, criticism was all she could get. Judge Ian called her terrible and told her that if she was going to keep performing that way, she would not make it anywhere near the money.
Jennifer sung her heart out. She gave her best to deliver Mwewe by Sema that earned her some serious applause from the audience. Judges Ian and Juliana noted that her performance was better than the previous one but needed to work on her vocals.
Performing Alone by LiquidDeep, Fess’ silk vocals and well rehearsed dance moves wowed the crowd. All the judges were impressed with his performance and said that he did better than last weekend. And the last performance of the night was from Phionah. Performing Djin Djin by Angelique Kidjo, she gave her all and even leaped off the stage to serenade Judge Ian. The judges regarded her performance as awesome.
The nerve wrecking moment came during the eviction time. East Africa unanimously voted and saved Fess, the faculty saved Phiona and unfortunately, Angel from Tanzania and Jennifer from Kenya were evicted. The academy this time was not given a chance to save their fellow contestants since the faculty decided to evict two people.
How Ugandans fared on Sunday
The music director of the week, Judge Hermes Joachim from Tanzania, organised an urban and hip playlist, songs the young contestants related to and said he organised it in relation to the current market of music. Hermes chose the type of music the contestants together with the viewers would sing along to. The playlist had a feel of Morgan Heritage, Bruno Mars, and Chris Martin.
The first Ugandan on stage was Daisy. She performed Price Tag by Jessie J and considering that she lost her voice a few hours to the show, she took no prisoners and did a rendition that Jessie J would be proud of. Dressed in an African print jacket, sneakers and ripped up jeans, Daisy gave an epic performance, getting the crowd to sing along with her. A performance that impressed all the judges.
Kojjo performed There Goes My Baby by Usher. With dancers acting as the perfect complement to his tender vocals, he gave a presentation that drew him out of his shell. At the end, Kojjo got a great round of applause from the audience. Guest Judge Atemi thought Kojjo did great. Judge Hermes noticed a few faults but was pleased to see Kojjo looking and doing so well. Sitenda did a rendition of Fantasia’s Bittersweets but did not do the song any justice. All the judges were disappointed in her performance but thought she could do better than that. This landed her on probation.