Saturday, September 30, 2023

Progress emerges Nigerian Idol Season 7 winner

Progress Chukwuyem won the 7th edition of the musical reality show, Nigerian Idol on Sunday, May 22. Progress won the hearts and Votes of Nigerians on his journey on Nigerian Idol

Progress Chukwuyem edged out Banty, Faith, Jordan, Itohan and Zadok to emerge winner.

The competition evolved from the final 5 to the last 2 contestants – Progress and Zadok, who battled it out on Sunday in a keenly contested affair that saw Progress emerge the eventual winner.

Progress will walk home with the grand prize worth NGN100 million which includes a brand new Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) and record label deal among other mouth-watering prizes.

Progress made it to the Top 2 in this Season of Nigerian Idol after Banty was Eliminated, and most of his fans were overjoyed. He has given breathtaking performances that have earned him accolades and standing ovations. He is so good that whenever Progress steps on stage, we never know if we are going to meet Pastor P.

The first time we saw Progress on our screens was on the last day of the Auditions where he sang for D’banj, Obi Asika and Omawumi. His rendition of ‘All of Me’ by John Legend earned him a Golden Ticket, with Obi Asika calling his performance “the best of the Auditions for the day”. Watch his Golden Ticket performance below.

Moving on to Theatre Week, his Duet Performance of ‘You Are The Reason’ by Calum Scott took him an inch closer to fame, as he and his partner Debby were commended for their chemistry while performing. Catch a glimpse of Progress and Debby’s performance below.

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Then it was time for the final round of selections, Solo Perfromances, and this time he came on stage with a rendition of ‘A Change is Gonna Come’ by Sam Cooke. With this performance the Judges were sold and the final consensus was that Progress was going to get a spot in the Top 12 for the Season. Watch Progress’ performance of Sam Cooke’s song below.

Then came the Live Shows and Progress made it clear he did not come to play as he gave amazing performances back to back. Some of the ones that stood out for us include his performance of ‘Joy’ by Wizkid. That day proved to viewers that Progress was very much a performer, as he was a good vocalist. This performance was where we also got a full taste of ‘Pastor P’, a name given to him by IK.😁

P.S: IK gave him two more alter ego-like names.🤣 Watch Progress’ performance of ‘Joy’ below.

Then came the Showstopper episode where the unexpected happened. Here we met the new alter ego ‘Pimp P’ 😎 looking fly with all the bling and pimped out clothing. However, this wasn’t just about his outfit; this was where Progress gave us one of the most memorable and amazing performances of the Season with a rendition of Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj’s ‘Bang Bang’. It was definitely a sight to behold. Watch the amazing performance below.

Progress continued to give us outstanding performances and we also got to hear a lot of smooth music from him, which earning him the name ‘Butter P’.

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Credit to Nigerian Idols

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