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Pinay caregiver wows ‘X Factor Israel’ judges with ‘Beautiful’ performance

December 20, 2013 1:40pm
In yet another proof of the Filipinos' penchant for singing, an overseas Filipino worker has wowed judges in “X Factor Israel” with her live rendition of Christina Aguilera's “Beautiful,” making her advance in the show's next round.

Rose “Osang” Fostanes, a 46-year-old caregiver in Tel Aviv, received the nod from all four judges and cheers from an ecstatic Israeli audience on Thursday. [Click here for video of her performance.]

“You are beautiful. I love you,” judge and rock singer Rami told Fostanes after her performance.

Another judge, pop singer Ivri Lider, also gave Fostanes positive feedback.

“Rose, I think you showed today that you're probably the best singer in the competition but there's a problem. You just wasted your final song for the finals. It's a perfect, perfect song,” Lider said.

The well-received performance allowed Fostanes to advance to the X Factor's top 11.

In a video on the show's Instagram account, Fostanes expressed her appreciation for the support she received. “[To the] Israeli and Filipinos, thank you for all the support that you gave me. Thank you so much. I love you all,” her message read.

In a YouTube video, Fostanes said she loves her job “because I like to take care of old people and to give them some attention.” She said she joined Israel's X Factor in hopes for a brighter future.

“God knows that we are helping our family [back in the Philippines] and they don't know how we sacrifice. Maybe if I join and I win in this competition my life will be changed,” she said. Andrei Medina/KBK, GMA News
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