…promising an explosive show of talent
The ongoing TV3 Mentor season, dubbed Mentor XI, continues to pull pleasant surprises as competitors up their games for a final showdown, with the top four contestants being Tiah, Herby, Too Spyce and Markel, on December 17 at the National Theatre.
The winner of the contest takes home a cash prize of GH¢40,000, a gold- plated trophy, a return ticket abroad with US$500 spending money, GH¢100,000 worth of airtime, products from sponsors and, of course, the bragging rights and street credibility which come with growing from a raw talent to earning the title of Mentor XI winner.
Mentor XI semi-finals
The highly competitive semi-final edition of the show ended with Too Spyce, Markel, Tiah and Herby qualifying for the finals of Mentor XI competition. Too Spyce emerged star performer and best costumed while Brenda and Kwaku Wina were evicted from the competition.
The semi-finals of TV3 Mentor XI came off last weekend, December 4, during which contestants battled among themselves with their unique performances and stage crafts as well as freestyle rounds.
The first part of the semi-final show took the form of 3 battles, where the contestants were pitched against one another on stage during the live performance. Picking songs of their choice, Tiah, with a rendition of Whitney Houston’s ‘I Got Nothing’, battled Brenda, who belted out her version of ‘Joromi’ – the hit track from Nigerian singer Simi.
Too Spyce, who performed her version of ‘Yaa Nom’ of Obrafour’s first studio album ‘Pae Mu Ka’ released in 1999, battled Kweku Wina live on stage. Kweku Wina picked and performed ‘Heeba’ – a hiphop single by Edem, released in 2012.
The final battle of the night was between Herby and Marckel. While Herby belted out a 2006 hit reggae song ‘She’s Royal’ by Tarrus Riley, Marckel performed his version of Nigerian song bird Asa’s 2007 hit, ‘Jailor’.
The freestyle round featured performances which took the live studio audience, judges and audiences around the world down memory lane with songs such as ‘Boga Boga’ by Ghana’s rap heavy weight Sarkodie, Bob Marley’s ‘Three Little Birds’, and Beyonce’s ‘Listen’ and brought them right back to 2017 with Stonebwoy’s ‘Hero’.
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Catch Mentor XI every Saturday and Sunday at 8 pm on TV3.