Pinay caregiver Rose Fostanes wins ‘X Factor Israel’
POSTED ON 01/15/2014 6:42 AM | UPDATED 01/15/2014 12:48 PM155Comments46K0LinkedIn2Pinterest47KShare
Philippines (UPDATED) – She came to Israel several years ago to work as a caregiver. Now, Rose Fostanes is a bona fide reality TV star in her host country Israel, after she was declared the winner of the “X Factor Israel” Tuesday, January 14 (Wednesday, January 15 in Manila).”Thank you for giving me the chance to be in the ‘X Factor Israel,’” the 47-year-old overseas Filipino worker turned singing sensation said. She was part of the show’s “Over 25s” category.Placing second was Eden Ben Zaken (Girls category), and third was Ori Shakiv (Boys category).She has been one of the favorites to win the reality show’s first season, with performances regularly lauded by the show’s judges. (Watch her top performances here, on her journey to “X Factor Israel” victory)For the final showdown, she sang “My Way” by Frank Sinatra, and Alicia Keys’ “If I Ain’t Got You” in a duet with her mentor Shiri Maimon.Her rendition of “My Way,” with an orchestra as her backup, gote a standing ovation from the judges: rock singer Rami Fortis, singer and composer Moshe Peretz, pop singer Ivri Lider, and MANILA, Maimon.