TODAY, Jamaican singer Dalton Harris will have a shot at winning the British televised talent show X Factor.
The 24-year-old was named one of the three finalists, along with Scarlett Lee and Anthony Russell, on Sunday.
Harris’s mentor Donovan Germain, who is in Britain for the finals, is confident his charge will take top honours.
“My philosophy is that once you are prepared, then you should deliver… I know how much work Dalton has put in and he has shown how consistent he is and should do it,” he told Jamaica Observer.
Harris is one of the stand-out favourites to win based on reaction from the studio audience, the bookmakers, and guest judge Nile Rodgers.
At 16, he won the local Digicel Rising Stars show in 2010. He has also set an enviable track record with a number of the studio recordings of his performances on the show climbing as high as the Top 20 on the iTunes singles charts for the UK.
Meanwhile, singer Nadine Sutherland, who was a judge on Digicel Rising Stars when Harris won, gave him the thumbs up.