Tuesday, May 01, 2007

About West African Idols

Jodie was my West African Idol, she still is, whatever the situation or the amount of people that refused to vote her! The chic was just too good, she could deliver on any type of song and a lot of people share this sentiment with me, i think....So why would i not be surprised to see her leave the show, i just heard on Monday as i was watching :"Jodie, Africa voted and you are not safe", initially i thought it was a joke and she would make it until the presenter saidJodie had the least votes and she was going home.....I was shocked! Just the previous day, the judges were singing her praises. I took it upon myself to sample opinion in my work place and we were all rooting for this lady of wonderful talent. So how could Africa not have voted for the best talent or at least one of the best on the show? What exactly happened? Don't people recognise talent when they see one? Infact, i made a drastic decision, i am no longer watching the show, that was my idol and she is not there anymore. I don't switch loyalty easily...i'm sure you are saying i should chill out! That is my decision anyway

I have been thinking about this and it has sparked a few thoughts which i want to share..

The best man does not always win! It is not by might nor is it by power, sometimes it is not even by talent. It is definitely by favour and God's grace! Look at Jerrilyn, she definitely does not have talent anywhere near Jodie, at least when it comes to singing but she is still on the show. Somehow, some people like her and will not let her get out of the show without a fight! I don't think this is because she is the best singer, i think it is because they favour her.

So i have decided that although it is good to be good, it is best to be favoured! For me and people that are dear to me, i will continue to pray that favour will stand us out and prevail for us. I don't think it will be too much to say we should always pray for God's favour.

Well, i am still not exonerating africans for voting the wrong people and i am still not liking the show anymore but favour makes all the difference. So may we all be favoured!

10 comments:

Tayo said...

Africans voted wrongly, period! It's so disheartening. Jodie was the best voice in the show, Timi could only stand to her because of his abilities to connect with the audience. Everybody in Nigeria is screaming about this, I really hope something can still be done... like some kind of wild card for the top 3. I might be wishing for too much, but she deserves a wild card. I know this will not the end for her. She'll still go places others won't.

Writefreak said...

Tayo i agree with you, i hope Jodie gets a wild card, she just shouldn't leave the show like that. She'a n amazing singer! Period!

aloted said...

U know it just occured to me that she might be out for a reason...she's a Christian and God wants to have all the glory in her life including her music career hence he did not allow her to become an idol...i mean think about it?
I love the show but do not like the name "idol".

On another note, THANK GOD Jerrilyn is out :D

Writefreak said...

Nothing happens to in our lives without a reason and nothing that God does not know about....
As for Jerrilyn, am i happy or happy that she is out? Yippee!

Tayo said...

@Aloted, I disagree with your analysis. All the other people are Christians too. Timi is a Christian, Temitayo is ... so that doesn't hold water!
Anyway, it's good that Africans finally decided to vote sensibly. Maybe they had realized the consequences of not voting. Jerrilyn was the weakest voice in the competition but she still performs better than Temitayo at times. Timi obviously is the best right now ... and there's no competition for him. That might have been different if Jodie was still there ... anyway, let me stop ranting.

Writefreak said...

Ok, tayo i see your point, Jerrilyn going out is the best thing that has happened on West African idol. I'm just hoping something really big will happen for Jodie!

aloted said...

@Tayo, I feel you. What I meant was Jodie is a superstar and it was obvious that she was going to win..it is a possibility that it was getting into her head. Besides out of all of them she seems to profess her christianity the most which might show that she has a strong relationship with God. Therefore God might just have allowed her to go to let her know that it is not about her but him. JUST MY THOTS!

Elemoso said...

why are you guys taking reality show this serious? This doesn't have anything to do with Christainity and believe me those guys already have record contract based on their placement.
Enjoy the show and vote if you can. I watch american idol here without any iota of my emotions. It is just too much to waste of a freaking scripted shows

Tayo said...

@elemoso, what do you mean by "scripted"?

Writefreak said...

pls explain to us elemoso the term "scripted"!