Saturday, December 04 2010
Uganda's Rachel Namubiru was the first to perform on Saturday eviction night as other contestants followed. At the end of the show the judges swung into action with their verdicts before the envelope with the contestant with least votes was unveiled.
The name turned out to be Uganda's Rachel. The crowd booed the move as Rachel was still in shock with the outcome. Rachel could not believe she had just missed out on the Kshs 5mn prize. The audience was heard booing the move as it was clear something was wrong. It is not the first time Gaelle is on probation with strong contenders and she comes out the survivor.
The judges had to evict the second contestant immediately and that was not surprising because it was Gaelle from Rwanda who was supposed to have been evicted in the first weeks of the academy. On announcing the second contestant to leave the academy, Gaelle's name was mentioned, the crowd was not surprised. If anything she had over stayed. Just last week, she was equally surprised when Paleki left the academy as opposed to her.
Gaelle's survival in the academy is attributed strongly to the huge numbers of people voting and not Gaelle's singing antics and in the same vein, Rachel is leaving the academy not because she cannot sing but because Ugandans are not very good at voting and this was also witnessed in the last Big Brother Africa when Hannington was disqualified from the house after a scuffle with South African housemate Lerato.
Analysts have it on a strong note that had Ugandans been voting in big numbers, then Hannington could have not been disqualified but because of the low numbers, our boy was shown the exit.
Rachel together with former Blu3 singer Cindy ended the show with 'Nawewe' which she did as though she had not just lost out on the big prize. The show will end tomorrow and it is not yet the end of the road for Uganda as Davis Ntare is still in the run for the prize money with Kenya's Amileena, Steve and Msechu.
Rema Namakula's 30th birthday celebration in Dubai
No wedding for me, I'm in it for the money-Sheilah Gashumba