TV3 Ghana had earlier this year launched a reality show aimed at producing “music stars”.
TV3 Mentor is the biggest reality show on the screens in Ghana today. A programme that is unearthing the hidden talents in the youth. Big ups to TV3. See Music in Ghana:
AFTER two gruelling months of hunting for talents for TV3 Mentor, 12 finalists have emerged to participate in the hottest reality today.
The 12 finalists were selected from three zonal areas, namely, Accra, Kumasi and Takoradi. In all, over 2,000 young people were auditioned.
Selection of the 12 finalists, aged between 21 to 25 years, made up of five ladies and seven men was based on their ability to sing and hold their notes.
The scoring has been 70% public text and 30% studio judges.
The 12 finalists were Prince Baffour, Samuel Obeng Wiafe, Ruth Williams, Roseline Brown, Martin Kwadwo Asare, Andy Koduah, Hakeem Shabazz, Alfred Broma Donkor, Maya Bennin, Doris Amaniampong, Isaac Nana Assan and Paulette Broom.
Contestants on the show have warmed themselves into the hearts of the viewers and so the weekly evictions, which are part of the programme, have become a heart-breaking moment for many viewers.Â – Nii
TV3 Mentor has not been without criticism:
- Incorrect spelling of contestants name nullify votes
- Back-up voices: they sometimes cover-up the contestant’s voice
- Text message carry 70% and judges 30%. Can be rigged easily. This is the most controversial thing about TV3 Mentor and this has seen capable people been dropped earlier.
- Bringing back evicted contestants. What for? I don’t know.
- Rules change in-between: they introduced back-up voices later, announced returning evictees later, introduced best vocals, stage performance, audience attraction later.
If TV3 is not careful, this nice programme could get very controversial since the rules are not well-thought.
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