'American Idol' season 17 contestant Uche Ndubizu reveals Lionel Richie "told me to stay in my lane and do what I do and not to stop"
'American Idol' season 17 is officially coming to an end, and from the thousands who auditioned for the reality TV competition series, only six contestants are left to battle for the chance to win the title. Throughout this journey, we have seen some really talented contestants get sent home.
One among the recently eliminated contestant is Uche Ndubizu. Uche who made it till the Top 10, was eliminated after Disney Night. Though the previous week he was saved by Lionel Richie, he didn't make it through Disney night sadly. In an exclusive interview with MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) Uche spoke about his feelings on being eliminated, and the best piece of advice he received from the judges.
On being eliminated especially after he was saved by Lionel Richie just the previous week, he said, "It didn't come as a shock, because after people voted and I wasn't in the Top 10 directly it seemed natural that I was going to be in the bottom again. Because I had done everything I could and the audience might have wanted something different. And after being the in the bottom you feel like you kind of have to have the fire turned on because you've had a real thought that you might be in the bottom unless something magical happened."
Talking about the best advice given to him by the judges, Uche said, "Katy told me to keep singing and it is going to be very important for longevity and Enlightenment people with music. She told me to keep singing and never give up because there is a lot of competition. Lionel told me to stay in my lane and do what I do and not to stop. And I feel like that is really cool because you know, I don't want to switch up and start trying to be someone else. I do what I do."
WOW!!! @LionelRichie just pulled his save to put @UcheSings through to the Top 3! Congratulations Uche! #AmericanIdol #Top10 pic.twitter.com/BPkYI8NjJT— American Idol (@AmericanIdol) April 16, 2019
We asked Uche about his connection with the other contestants on the show, and if he was close to anyone, he said, "I have a different relationship with everybody but it's a really good strong positive relationship, but it's different amongst different depending on which person who I'm talking to."
Revealing when his passion for dancing and singing started, Uche said, "I started out dancing when I was in Nigeria and was really young, and every time I went back my family kept telling me I was getting better and better. And so I thought I want to be a dancer and I wanted to be an actor for a while after watching High School Musical and like I was like oh my gosh, I can do that and I got my sister's to like go with me to my parents and would be like Mom I want to be a star sign me up for these acting classes and that's where it started just like when I was younger."