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First 5 eliminations for ‘Le Leo o Amerika Samoa’ to be announced tonight

Tonight is the third night of Le Leo O Amerika Samoa singing competition, hosted by the Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs (DYWA).


Tonight‘s event is a highly anticipated one, as the first five eliminations will be announced while the other five will move on to the next stage of the competition.


Tonight’s eliminations will be based on the number of text votes that each singer received for their performances two weeks ago. The deadline to vote was last Monday at 8am.


Of the 20 total singers who are participating in the competition, only ten performed two weeks ago in five great battles involving two singers each. The remaining ten contestants will be performing tonight - also in a series of five battles.


Each week, five singers will be eliminated, and the process will continue every Wednesday for the next three weeks until the top five emerge. (Last week’s Le Leo O Amerika Samoa was canceled, as the territory was celebrating its Flag Day).


During the last show, ten singers were selected by their coaches/mentors to start the elimination battle rounds, and each singer was randomly selected to battle a singer from one of the opposing teams. (There are four different teams in all).


The pairings for the five battles were as follows:


Battle 1: Tualaulelei Jackson Samoa (Team Elijah) vs. LB Ah See  (Team Namazzi)


Battle 2: Daniel Helsham (Team Kuki) vs. Kurt Aab  (Team Jonitta)


Battle 3: Jonathan Utu (Team Jonitta) vs. Helen Brown (Team Elijah)


Battle 4: Tautala Seti  (Team Elijah) vs. Saveasiuleo Fetoai  (Team Kuki)


Battle 5: Bernadine Ott (Team Jonitta) vs. Farani Fetoai  (Team Namazzi)


To the pleasure of the live audience at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium and those who were watching from home, the performers sang their hearts out and the five battles did not disappoint, with the singers becoming more comfortable taking the stage and performing live. The mentors were also able to witness some of their coaching advice take effect with the singers on their team giving it their all.


The individual performances were to be commended, as each singer brought their “A Game,” knowing their future in the competition was dependent on how they performed that night, as that was the show that determines whether they move on or get eliminated.


Throughout the length of the competition, the four coaches/mentors are tasked with preparing each singer on their team for their performance with song selection, stage presence, and of course, presentation. As was evident in the last show, the singers came well-prepared and displayed awesome talent.


According to DYWA Deputy Director Tapumanaia Galu Satele Jr., the text voting results came in and over 3,600 votes were registered! Tonight, the results of the first round battles will be revealed and the remaining ten singers will battle it out in the second elimination round.


Be a part of the live studio audience tonight at 6pm at the Fale Laumei in Utulei or watch from home on KVZK-TV Channel 2 as Le Leo O Amerika Samoa returns with the excitement, drama, and talent of our young people as they battle it out for bragging rights and a chance to win the grand prize of $1,000 cash.


Seating for the general public is $3 and again, everyone is encouraged to text in their votes or otherwise, risk having their favorite singer eliminated from the competition. The fate of each singer is basically in the hands of the general public.


“I cannot express how important it is for people to text in their votes,” Tapumanaia said. “The results of the competition depend on it.”


Who will be eliminated and who will move on? You don't want to miss out...Le Leo O Amerika Samoa!