, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 22 – With just three weeks left before the winner of Tusker Project Fame 3 is announced, the competition is getting stiffer each week.
Saturday night saw the first double eviction of the season, where lovebirds Illuminata and Christian left the house after failing to garner sufficient public support. They were also not popular amongst the faculty and fellow contestants.
Their exit was definitely less teary, perhaps because the duo had been on probation for two weeks straight.
Both contestants however thanked the faculty for the “invaluable lessons” and for “believing in them.” Illuminata stated that making it into the academy was, in her opinion, an achievement in itself.
“My time in the Academy has been a roller coaster ride.”
Christian meanwhile promised to continue pursuing a musical career outside the Academy.
He took the opportunity to also apologize to Judge Ian for his ‘It doesn’t’ matter’ comment that had irked Ian the previous week following Judge Julianna’s admonition of Christian’s performance.
“I was not meaning to be rude. I just failed to translate a French phrase appropriately into English. Sorry.”
He described the faculty as his ‘parents in the Academy’ and thanked his fellow contestants for their support.
Asked about their ‘romance’ in the house, Christian stated that he was very fond of Illuminata. She, on the other hand, noted that it was easier for her and Christian to get along because they both spoke French.
Meanwhile, the four contestants on probation this week are Alpha, Debarl, Karolyne and Ng’ang’a.
Debarl struggled through Nameless’ popular hit ‘Deadly’ and, while the crowd cheered him on, he was an obvious choice for probation.
Karolyne, Alpha and Ng’ang’a are on probation again, all three having been up for possible eviction last week as well. On Saturday, Ng’ang’a received the most public votes, Karolyne was saved by her fellow contestants while Alpha was saved by the faculty – all earning a return spot in the Academy. However they were placed on probation a day later!
Only Kenya’s Patricia and Uganda’s Leah have never been placed on probation since the contest started.