The battle for survival in the Glo-sponsored Dance With Peter reality T.V show grew even more intense on Saturday night as housemates challenged one another in a face-to-face, win-or-go-home contest. The edition of the reality show focused on ‘Battle Face-Off’ in which the remaining 10 housemates challenged themselves one-on-one, to avoid eviction. A contestant who lost to the other was put-up for eviction. Dance Director, Wale Rubber, said the idea of the challenge was to prepare the dancers for the challenges ahead of them as professional dancers. As a curtain-raiser, dance choreographer and one of the judges, Don Flexx, gave a star performance to lighten up the show. He did WizKid’s Juru. Kelvin, from Team Flexx, who was clad in boxing gloves and hooded top, challenged top-rated C-Fly of Team Peter to a fierce contest which left the judges comprising dance choreographer, Don Flexx, dance queen, Kaffy and Peter Okoye of P-Square in a tight situation on which dancer to vote for. The dancers performed T-Pain and Chris Brown’s Freeze.
Don Flexx, when asked to make his choice said, “I’ll stick with Kelvin because he is innovative and versatile”.
Kaffy could not make any decision as both dancers impressed her beyond imagination. “Both dancers are great and engaging. I can’t choose anyone because you are both awesome and it will be a great injustice for me to send anyone of you home”, she said. Glo ambassador, Funke Akindele, the guest judge on the show, who had earlier said she wanted see creativity and strength from the dancers, voted C-Fly for what she called a “zestful and energetic performance”. Peter Okoye described C-Fly’s performance as breath-taking and gave him a nod. With a vote of 3-1, Kelvin was consequently put on probation.
Other housemates in the contest were G-Xtreme, from Team Flexx, who faced Teejay of Team Peter. This was an intense battle with Amazing Amy winning the head to head after the only tie of the day of 2-2 from the judges. Amy, however, won convincingly after another round of dancing to get the vote of all the judges. Other battles were between Miracle, from Team Peter, who faced Mali HotBoy of Team Kaffy; Amazing Amy of Team Kaffy who challenged T- Rubber of Team Flexx and Julius Faktah of Team Kaffy who went against Da Octopus of Team Peter.
The contest ended with Kelvin, Teejay, Julius Faktah, T-Rubber and Miracle who all lost to their opponents being put on probation for eviction. Globacom, in a statement released from its headquarters in Lagos, urged viewers to tune in to the show on Africa Magic Urban and Africa Independent Television (AIT) on Sunday at 5pm to watch the show. Dance With Peter also runs on MTV Base on Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The company advised the public to vote for their preferred contestant by sending his or her code to 55518 at the cost of N50 per SMS. Those up for eviction are MX, Miracle, Messiah, Teejay and Nekky. Voting lines are open from 8 p.m. on Saturday to 12 midnight on Monday.