The first episode of the battle rounds created lot of drama and new twist to the show. We saw coach Patoranking demonstrate his persuasion prowess stealing Daniel to his team, after his enchanting battle with Efezino.
Patoranking had always wanted Daniel on his team since the blind audition. He “fought” Coach Waje for him few weeks ago when they both turned for him but unfortunately, Coach Waje won Daniel over with her lobbying tactics.
Daniel was not the only one excited about the amazing opportunity, as his former Coach Waje jumped and screamed in delight, hugging Patoranking.
#TeamWaje had paired Efezino Akpo and Daniel James to perform 'Awe' by Asa. Efezino emerged winner of the keenly contested battle. TeamPatoranking wasted no time in poaching Daniel – the first ‘steal’ in episode 7.
#TeamPato put forward the pair of Favour Idugbe and Kessy Mbonu. They sang 'Nagode' by Yemi Alade. Kessy won the Battle and in a tit-for-tat move, #TeamWaje stole a very emotional Favour.
#TeamYemi kicked off the battles with the pairing of Ifeoma and Olla. The duo performed 'I'm every woman' by Whitney Houston's, while Oge and Tori sang Katy Perry's 'Fireworks'. Ifeoma and Oge won their respective battles while Jahnomso Ilem was automatically moved to the Live Shows as his battle partner, Shayee, had opted to withdraw from the competition.
Timi Dakolo had an emotional night as he struggled to decide the winners of the different battles. Idyl was paired with Happiness and they gave a lovely rendition of John Legend's 'Love me now', while Gee6ixx and Jahtell Ilem sang Timi Dakolo's 'The woman I love'. Timi was left in tears as Gee6ixx and Happiness were let go.
The four coaches will be looking forward to get outstanding talents from one another to join their team as the battle to live show continues.
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