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Contestants re-enact legendary superstars

The remaining 15 contestants the Glo-sponsored Dance with Peter show, back row from left: Messiah, Julius Fakta, Yemi, Bobby Blankson, Octopus, Miracle, Kelvin and C-Fly.  Front row, MX, Amazing Amy, T-rubber, Paulette, G-xtreme, Nekky and Teejay.

…as Glo Dance with Peter gathers momentum

With the exit of three more housemates, the academy’s focus for the week was “Legendary Throwback” and the remaining 15 dancers were given the task of performing the dance steps of any music legend of their choice.

The housemates who had earlier been hinted by the judges on the need for creativity and careful adaptation to the chosen legends performed solo, and one after the other, they thrilled the audience with scintillating dance steps. While Paullete perfomed Cindy Loper’s Girls Just wanna have fun, Nekky performed Angelique Kidjo’s Agolo ,Messiah performed Boney M’s Daddy Cool and G-Xtreme performed Tina Turner’sWhat’s love got to do. Other contestants who performed are Da Octopus who re-enacted Vanilla Ice’s Ice Ice Baby, and C-Fly who did MC hammer’s Too legit to quit while Amazing Amy performed La Isla Bonita and MX  who did Bobby Brown’s My Prerogative.

The rest are T-Rubber who did Brenda Fassie’s Nguanoma, Teejay who did Brenda Fassie’s Vuhndlela, Julius Fakta who did Celine Dion’sThe Way It Is, Miracle who performed Diana Ross’ He lives in you and Kelvin who re-enacted James Brown’s Feel Good as well as Yemi who did James Brown’s It is a Man’s World.

The dancers performed creditably well, trying to out-dance one another to avoid eviction. Megbele crooner, Omawumi who was the guest judge during the show applauded T- Rubber’s performance saying, “T-Rubber, I just don’t know what it is that is in you. You really wowed metonight, you have a thumbs up from me”. Also another judge, Kaffy said she saw the efforts in Paulette’s performance but couldn’t just connect with her. “Paulette you are such a great dancer, but tonight I couldn’t see that link in spite of your energy and efforts”, she said.

On his part, show promoter Peter Okoye, Miracle’s performance was the highlight of the show. Miracle enacted the ‘Lion King’ with Diana Ross’ sound track He lives in You, costumed and made-up in a typical Lion outfit. ‘You killed it Miracle’, Peter said in a standing ovation.

The show had earlier been engulfed with mix feelings as three housemates, SoCrazy Cool, Weezy and MOD who recorded the lowest votes were evicted  while the trio of  Amazing Amy, Bobby B and Octopus who got the highest votes from the audience returned to the academy. The six dancers had earlier been put-up for eviction in last week’s edition of the show.

The judges, Peter Okoye of PSquare, Dance queen Kaffy, Dance choreographer, Don Flexx, and Omawumi, the guest Judge advised the evictees to see the ‘Dance with Peter’ show as a stepping stone for them and urged them to remain focused and consistent in achieving their dream.

The dancers on eviction list for the coming week include  Paulette (519), Nekky (530), Bobby Blankson (510), Teejay (516) and Yemy (525).

In a statement released on Saturday night, Globacom encouraged viewers to vote for their favorite contestants. “Voters stand a chance of winning fantastic prizes including Iphone 5 handsets, Glo internet wifi and modems as well as Glo recharge cards”. The statement added that those who missed the show on Africa Magic Urban on Saturday night can look forward to it on African Independent Television (AIT) 5 p.m. on Sunday to watch the contestants replicate the thrilling dance steps of the music legends while MTV Base will  air the programmeon Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Globacom stated that voting lines will be opened  from 8 p.m. on Saturday to 12 midnight on Monday and advised the public to vote for their preferred contestant by sending his or her code to 55518 at the cost of N50 per SMS.


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