Philippines’ Rose Fostanes wins ‘X-Factor Israel’
MANILA, Philippines—Filipino caregiver Rose Fostanes won the singing competition “X-Factor Israel” on Tuesday, the Times of Israel online newspaper reported.
It said Fostanes beat three other finalists with her performance of Frank Sinatra’s “My Way,” Alicia Keys’ “If I Ain’t Got You,” and Eurythmics’”Sweet Dreams.”
Earlier, the Associated Press reported that the 47-year-old Filipina, who has worked in Israel for the past six years, had taken “X-Factor Israel” by storm and emerged as a national phenomenon, mobbed by fans wherever she goes.
“It’s a big change in my life because before nobody recognized me, nobody knew me. But now everybody, I think everybody in Israel knows my name. And it is very funny,” AP quoted her as saying.
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