After 13 weeks of excitement, tension and amusement, TV3’s Mentor X edition climaxed with a series of performances from five finalists to battle out for the grand prize of GHS500,000.
The search for the next global star began with rigorous auditioning in the Northern, Middle, Western and Southern belts of Ghana. Sixteen outstanding contestants made it into the show to begin their journey on the Mentor X platform.
After weeks of eviction, five contestants: DSL, Konfidential, AJ, Ely and Wise B made it to the grand finale and amazed fans with their performances.
Speaking in an interview on TV3 Newday, the top three finalists, DSL (the winner), Konfidential, and AJ, expressed their excitement and experience gained from the Mentor Academy and the Media General Platform.
DSL, winner of the competition, who walked away with the grand prize, revealed that preparation towards the grand finale was not an easy experience. However, it was worth it.
He stated that he wanted to win, so he had no choice but to put in hard work to make it a reality.
“I was expecting to win the competition. Preparing for the grand finale wasn’t easy because it took intense preparation to bring out a perfect performance. I was nervous at some point, but when I began to perform, I got better.”
DSL gave an electrifying dancehall performance with Epixode, which amazed fans, including judges.
Konfidential, who emerged as the first runner up and whose performances also staggered many said he wanted to prove a point with his performance. And that, he is well convinced that he did so.
He further stated that most people were not expecting him to take up the first runner up position.
“I wanted to prove a very strong point with my performance, and I think I did that yesterday. People didn’t expect me to be the first runner up, maybe the third or fourth runner up. Then I emerged as the first runner up. All I wanted was to do it right, and I did it right,” he reiterated.
Speaking on his plans after Mentor, the rapper, popularly known for his slang ‘Geng No stress’, disclosed that he will work hard to ensure success in his musical career.
“With my plans ahead, I can’t waste three months over here. So I am going to work extremely hard to make sure I make it in my music.”
Konfidential performed with Kofi Mole’s ‘Don’t Be Late’ spicing it up with his outstanding rap prowess.
AJ, who emerged as the second runner up noted that he is proud of his journey in the competition. He further indicated that despite the criticisms he received, he was seen as the favourite contestant in the competition. Adding that, that has helped hone his musical skills.
“I am very proud of myself for the performance I put out yesterday. One of the favourite contestants in the mentoring journey was me. They criticized me a lot. And so, I feel like I’ve learnt much from the mentoring academy. And I’m grateful for that.”
Speaking on his performance with Abiana, reigning female vocalist of the year, AJ stated, “I was super excited when I performed with Abiana.”
He acknowledged the vocal prowess of Abiana and revealed that she has offered to guide him in taking his career to the peak.
“She is very good and encourages me and always advises me. I was super excited when I was paired with her. She has plans of helping me in my music,” he said.
The top three contestants appreciated all who supported them throughout their journey in the Mentor X competition.
By Benedicta Naa Lamiorkor Lawson|3news.com|Ghana