For Eli, Frema Baby and Missy, their dreams of winning the TV3 Mentor Reloaded reality show and the ultimate two-bedroom house prize came crashing Sunday night.
The three contestants become the second set of casualties in the competition after Kobi Kobbs, Aema, and Kwaku Darlington.
But wait, their eviction does not mean they weren’t good. Far from that. To make it even to the recordings of the Mentor reality show is a big deal. It means you are good and they were good.
However, the show looks out for the very best, and since it’s a competition, only the ‘strong’ survives.
Sunday’s show kicked off with 13 contestants all vying for the ultimate title of being called the winner of Ghana’s biggest music reality show.
On a reggae themed night, the contestants gave off their best to win the hearts of the judges – Edem, Adina, Bessa Simons and Appietus – and the general public.
Sam Bryt kicked off the performances with Samini’s ‘Obra’. His delivery impressed the judges.
That performance opened the floodgates of incredible performances.
Dufie followed with Sean Kingston’s ‘Me Love’. She impressed the judges too even though the stick she held in her hand during the performance seemed to have hampered her output a bit.
Taabea’s performance of ‘A Slice of Mount Zion’ by Culture received mix reactions from the judges.
The judges were however generally impressed when Optional King performed Sarkodie and Samini’s ‘Love Rocks’.
While Yaw Black’s performance of Tarrus Riley’s ‘She’s Royal’ seemed to have dazzled many on the night but it’s Jedy’s performance of Culture’s ‘No Night’ that received good reviews from the judges.
Frema Baby was simply not lucky on the night. Her performance of Efya’s ‘Until the Dawn’ was not good enough according to the judges.
Missy gave off a very commendable performance of Lucky Dube’s ‘Prisoner’ while Eli tried his luck with Buju Banton’s ‘Destiny’.
After Bennada’s impressive delivery of Etana’s ‘Reggae’ song, Myka was not so lucky when he performed Lucky Dube’s ‘It’s Not Easy’.
While Bessa Simons and Appietus said they were not impressed with the performance, Edem and Adina held a different view.
The now very popular Chicchiz did his own thing when he mounted the stage. He brought so much energy to the venue and got the audience excited.
His performance wowed the judges.
After the performances, legendary musician Afro Moses helped give special prizes to some of the contestants.
Jedy was adjudged the Best Performer on the night while Taabea and Myka won Best Costume and Viewers’ Choice respectively.
After the presentations, hosts, Ken Addo and MzGee, announced that five contestants – Eli, Taabea, Sam Bryt, Frema Baby and Missy – were up for eviction.
Their fate were now in the hands of the judges.
Appietus saved Sam Bryt and Taabea; Bessa Simons saved Frema and Eli; Adina saved Sam Bryt and Taabea; while Edem saved Sam Bryt and Taabea.
Eli, Frema Baby and Missy were left with no choice than to exit the competition.