With zeal and determination to learn from their dance instructors it has became evident to resolve the performance as the battle lines have been drawn, contestants are not leaving any stone unturned with their best performances as the competition entered its new week Chinyere Okoye views the celebrities chances to the crown
The contest is fierce and the stakes are high as the Celebrity battle on stage for dance supremacy. Each week, they step up to the challenge and show off their skills, until Nigeria's Best Dance Celebrity is revealed.
The competition was stiff this week when all the ten celebrities gave their all in an attempt to win the dance trophy on "Celebrity Takes 2 Season 2". Each of the contestants had to perform one dance, and the judges' commendations were very high.
The contestants include Stella Damascus, Faithia Balogun, Yemi Blaq, Dakore Egbuson, and veteran actor, Fred Amata. From the music industry are Yinka Davies. For these celebrities, it is a prestige battle as the competition continues to generate hostilities between the Nollywood stars on one hand and the music stars on the other hand.
For the first few episodes, it was Rhythm & Blue (Music) versus Red Hot Drama (Nollywood); one team from each camp will be voted each week. Then, it switches back to the traditional format. Viewers will get to vote for their favourite celebrities. The competition has already started and according to early indications, its going to be a very tough.
Stars from the music and movie industries have been paired with experienced dancers for the competition of a lifetime.
As Nigeria’s No. 1 TV Reality Show, Celebrity Takes 2 enters its eighth episode, at the Liberty Hall on
Lekki/Epe Expressway was beehive of fans seated to witness the eviction and watch surviving celebrities strive to stay on top of the dance war to avoid eviction.
Among the four couples lined up on probation in the seventh episode,
Obiwon and his dance partner, Lilian scored the lowest votes as verified
by Alexander Forbes Ltd. Ben Ogbeiwi and Bimbo Akintola, Comperes of the
show announced the eviction of Obiwon from the reality TV show making him
the fourth evicted celebrity following the chronological order of the
eviction of Faze, Kel, and Zaaki Azzay.
In his farewell remark, Chief Judge, Segun Lawal eulogized Obiwon for the
energy, creativity, and style which he displayed in all the previous
episodes. “We will miss you in this competition. We look forward to seeing
you again. You performed so well.”
In reaction, Obiwon said that “It’s been fun, more of adrenalin pumping. I
have learnt a lot not just about dance alone but life lessons.”
It will be recalled that five Nollywood stars tagged ‘Red Hot Drama’ were
enlisted to compete with five music artistes tagged ‘Rhythm & Blues’. With
four of the Rhythm & Blues contestants evicted from the show leaving Yinka
Davies as the surviving contestant, it is apparent the war is tilting in
favor of Red Hot Drama.
During the eight episode veteran movie actor and director, Fred Amata and
ace Nollywood Star, Stella Damascus dazzled the judges and thrilled the
audience. The judges who scored based on parameters such as creativity,
energy displayed, use of floor space, and concept were agog at Fred
Amata’s ingenuity and ability to create comics from his flaws during his
dance. Amata enthralled both judges and audience with his dance
performances and obviously his comical disposition. “Fred knows how to
seize the moment to beat the expectations of his fans.” A fan exclaimed.
In a contest staged on a wrestling ring, Fred and his dance partner,
Blessing battled Yinka Davies and her dance partner, Gbenga scored a total
of 32 against Yinka’s 31 narrowly escaping a tie. The judges could not
hold themselves as they express their evaluation with excitement.
“Congratulations to both couples. Fred showed great deal of team spirit
and moved his body like a snake depicting flexibility. Yinka danced with
strong charisma that filled the entire dance floor and displayed intense
energy during her start which took her through a beautiful ending.”
Perhaps, most remarkable during the show was Stella Damascus’. Once on the
dance floor, no one could recall that she limped her way into the
‘wrestling ring’ dance floor. With a sprained ankle, the Nollywood screen
goddess wriggled her body in scintillating movements that wowed both
audience and judges. Obviously, Stella made her mark hitting the highest
score of 33 points.
Stella has made her mark since the beginning of the show. Each performance
is an improvement of the previous.
Faithia Balogun who made 29 points was the highest of the three
contestants with the lowest mark. It implies that she is up for probation
again the umpteenth time alongside Yemi Blaq who scored 27 and Dakore Egbuson, 28.
On the next episode, one of them will be evicted. Who will stand in the gap? Faithia,Yemi or Dakore, find out.
Nevertheless, during the ninth episode, Fred Amata scored 17, Yinka Davies scored 25, and Fathia Balogun scored 17 was on probation as Stella Damascus and Yemi Blaq had automatic qualification for the finals.
Dakore was the last evicted from the show in the last show she contested
which was the eight episode. She was put on probation with Faithia Balogun
and Yemi Blaq. Ultimately she lost out due to low votes.