Abuja-based Glory Oriakhi and viewerâ€™s favourite, Biodun Bello (BB), have joined Naomi and Ola in the top ten phase of the Nigerian Idol.
Based in different locations of Nigeria, the young hopefuls are not only childhood friends but also final year Law students in different universities inÂ Nigeria.
Glory, the first contestant to get a golden ticket at the Abuja audition, has lived in the Federal Capital Territory all her life and has been involved inÂ music right from her early years in the children choir. She is a final year Law student of the University of Abuja.
BB, a 400 level Law student of Igbinedion University, is based in Kano.Â A dancer and choreographer, she started singing in church at the age of seven.
â€œIâ€™m so excited I made it to the top 10. I missed classes in school because of Nigerian Idol and I am glad itâ€™s not in vain,â€ she enthused.
Meanwhile, as Glory and BB return to their various destinations in preparation for the big stage on 23 January, 2011, the producers continue on the journeyÂ of sourcing for two of the viewerâ€™s choice weekly till they get the final 10 contestants who will slug it out for the grand prize of N7.5 million and aÂ record deal with Sony BMG.
Last Sunday, Jessica, Godson, Graycee, Faith, Toyosi, Zoe, Chuxy, Jumoke, George and AJ performed in front of the judges and viewers. Two notable contestantsÂ the judges couldnâ€™t hide their excitement about their performance were Zoe and AJ. In fact, Yinka Davies was short of words after Zoeâ€™s performance. She justÂ kept on screaming.