He was able to do the show for more than three weeks. To the delight of viewers of Do not forget the lyrics. But here it is: Caroline, his second challenger of the day, put an end to Kristofer’s career, this Tuesday, April 26, 2022. The Belgian candidate, now considered the seventh greatest Maestro of Nagui’s game, leaves the show with 39 victories, and above all, with 309,000 euros in winnings. Assured of returning soon for the 2022 Masters, he confides in Tele-Leisure on its elimination.
Tele-Leisure: how do you feel at the time of your elimination?
Kristofer: When I was in the chair, I said to myself that I could leave. That was good. Caroline, my challenger, was very strong. The candidate who preceded her scared me too. Having crossed the bar of 300,000 euros in earnings, I told myself that I could leave without worry. Above all, I wanted to be able to join the Masters. I admit that I have a little disappointment, because I am eliminated. But honestly, I didn’t cry a single tear. When I got out of the chair, and saw that she had finished “the same song”, I was so happy for her! I was very happy that she won. I could see that she had revised a lot. We talked a lot afterwards, and with the other challengers, we spent the evening together. I got to know her. I want it to overtake me.
Under what circumstances did you lose?
I lost on The Dana Tribe, a song I knew. But I have no regrets, I did everything I had to do. I feel no bitterness, no sadness, no regret.
Did you expect to go even further?
The day before this shoot, I said to myself that I would like to overtake Hervé (former No. 1, editor’s note). It crossed my mind. I came by bus to Paris. When my mom came with me, I cried in her arms. I was under a lot of pressure at the end. I was really starting to get tired. She reassured me by telling me that I would reach 300,000 euros. When I won them, I remembered that moment. And I thought to myself that I could leave.
Did you manage to sleep between shooting days?
No, it was very difficult. I tried to get eight or nine hours of sleep, but I was so excited, impatient, anxious that I always woke up in the middle of the night, and I couldn’t go back to sleep. Lots of words running through my head.
Filming took place some time ago, how did you experience the return to reality?
I went back to my student job. Not for a financial question, but to keep your feet on the ground. I continue to go to university, but it’s complicated, I can’t concentrate during class. I am very surrounded by my friends and my family. This framework helps me a lot, even though my life has changed.
What are you going to do with your winnings?
I would like to buy an apartment to live on my own. It is money that I would like to invest. I will place ¾ of them, and have fun traveling and going to restaurants. This amount is so huge! If I manage it well, I can secure my future.
Will we see you again when concerts?
Normally yes, it will. It will give me the opportunity to meet the great Maestros, even if I already know Renaud, Alessandra and Héloïse.
Will you continue to revise for future deadlines?
Yes ! I will rework to be up to it. They are very strong, and I don’t want to make a fool of myself in front of them. I’ll work like crazy!