Two fan favorites, Shaan and Salwa were knocked off the show on Saturday night's elimination round after a competitive first round of Gala show on Friday night.
Contestants are given marks based on 50 percent votes from judges and 50 percent votes given by audience via SMS.
Unfortunately Shaan and Salwa were unable to garner enough support to remain in the show, thus leaving it earlier than expected. They were both strong contenders, judges noted, citing that they shouldn't give up on their careers. Judges said that the fact that they were able to perform in such a huge platform is good publicity for them, giving them a foundation to continue to grow in their career. The two contestants were both sad to say goodbye, but reassured their fans that they will continue to pursue music and continue to perform for their fans on different platforms.
Meanwhile, Hassan Shahudhaan, Ibrahim Shameel, Aiminath Saina Mohamed Rasheed, Thasleem Abdul Kareem, Naushaad Abdul Latheef, Raihaan Adam, Mariyam Maeesha, Abdullah Munaz, Abdullah Murshid and Aishath Azal Ali Zahir are through, securing top 10 spots on season 3. They were noted that this was both a sad and happy night, as they bid farewell to two beloved members of their idol family, while also going through to the next round. The top 10 assured their fans that they will up their performances, thanking the fans and judges for having faith in them to go to the next round.
Friday night saw top 12 of Maldivian Idol give their best in the hopes of impressing judges and audience in order to get a spot on the top 10 of this season.
Theme of Friday night's show was "Ever Green" with contestants singing old is gold songs from the past. From their costumes to their makeup, the contestants gave of a back to the past vibe while performing on the official Idol set for the first time.
Judges were rather impressed, and their comments were mostly positive for all contestants. Voting for each contestant began with their performance while it closes at 4pm on Saturday. Elimination night airs at 10:30pm on Saturday, stay tuned for a lot of entertainment and suspense.
2 more contestants are knocked off the competition, while top 12 of the season was confirmed on Saturday night's Maldivian Idol episode.
The eliminations show saw duet performances by participants, which were equally praised by the four judges. The night ended with Moosa Ishan and Ahmed Nazih leaving the show. Both expressed gratitude for the opportunity and noted that they will continue to broaden their talent.
The first 6 contestants who secured top 12 spot was announced last week. This week saw group 2 performances of piano round on Friday night followed by eliminations show on Saturday. It also saw the last 6 lucky contestants who join the top spot of Idol season 3. This includes Hassan Shahudhaan, Ibrahim Shameel, Aiminath Saina Mohamed Rasheed, Thasleem Abdul Kareem, Naushaad Abdul Latheef and Mariyam Salwa. They join Raihaan Adam, Shaan Shareef, Mariyam Maeesha, Abdullah Munaz, Abdullah Murshid and Aishath Azal Ali Zahir, who came through to the top 12 spot during last week's show.
This concludes the piano round of Maldivian Idol season 3. Next would be the gala round to be aired on Friday and Saturday.
Voting is now open to select last 6 of the top 12 contestants of Maldivian Idol season 3.
Contestants opened the second episode of piano round with an amazing group performance. The episode aired on Friday night (09-03-2018) at 10:30pm on TVM then saw each participant doing a solo performance after which voting lines opened for each contestant.
There were many positive comments by judges, for the night's performance alongside a tad bit of constructive criticism. Fans now have the opportunity to keep voting for their favorite contestant to select them to be in the top 12 spot. Keep voting till 4pm Saturday.
Second eliminations show in the piano round will air at 10:30pm on Saturday during which 2 contestants will be knocked off the competition.