MTN Project Fame West Africa show last weekend recorded an amazing twist as the judges declared that there would be no eviction of any contestant for the week. The decision, according to Femi Aderibigbe (better known as Kwame), one of the judges, was to ease the tension among the contestants considering the rigour they had been through trying to put up an outstanding performance to impress the judges and the crowd in order to avoid eviction. Aderibigbe announced to the contestants and the audience: "We know that we have been so hard on you since the show started. It is necessary to put you on the edge so as to bring the best out of you. But then we realised that the tension in you is getting too high and it is beginning to affect your performances. We have therefore decided to spare you for this week so as to allow you ease up the tension and concentrate more on your performance." The announcement elicited excitement among the contestants and the faculty members who expressed satisfaction at the judges' decision. The Academy Principal, Joke Silva, said the decision was a welcome development as it would avail the faculty an opportunity to better prepare the contestants for subsequent performance. "It is good that the contestants are being spared from eviction this week. They have been through a lot in the last week. They have been so much on edge with fear and too much pressure. Some of them are even beginning to break their voices. So we are happy they got a break so that they can ease the tension of eviction and concentrate more on their songs." However, the judges asked some of the contestants to perform their songs once again under a relaxed mood so as to prove that they can sing better when they are mentally relaxed. Eyo, Kesse, Tolu, Ochuko, and Chidinma were made to perform their songs one more time and indeed, they all sounded more convincing.
MTN Project Fame West Africa continued on Sunday with duet and individual performances of hit songs from the oldies, as the remaining 12 contestants came out in sparkling outfit to thrill the crowd with various hits of the 80s and 90s, to the delight of the large studio audience The show also had as guest judge, the Nigerian vocal sensation and award-winning singer, Yinka Davies who sat alongside other regular judges Kwame, Bibie Brew, TY Mix and Nomoreloss to judge the performance of the contestants. MTN Project Fame West Africa, which is now in its third season, is sponsored by the telecommunications company to create a veritable platform for youth talents in the sub-region to achieve their dreams. This is in line with the value proposition of the MTN Funlink, which is the new platform for the young and trendy.