Malaysian Teoh Ze Tong recently emerged as the champion of Mediacorp’s Star Search 2019. — Instagram/Zetong Teoh 张哲通

KUALA LUMPUR: The recently-concluded Star Search 2019, held in Singapore, has picked a Malaysian as its champion.

Teoh Ze Tong, 26, emerged the winner of the talent competition organised by Mediacorp, according to a recent news report.

An assistant manager with Carousell, a classifieds marketplace, Teoh was among the favourites in the competition.

“It was actually a lot of pressure on me. I felt so stressed by those predictions and it was only through the help of my mentor and staff that I was able to let go of those stresses and do well,” he said.

The Chinese language-speaking talent contest made a return this year after a nine-year break.

Its panel of judges included Hong Kong artistes Carina Lau, Simon Yam and Stephen Fung, as well as Mediacorp's executives Doreen Neo and Man Shu Sum.