Pinoy caregiver wows Israel’s X-Factor judges
Charmie Joy Pagulong (The Philippine Star) - October 30, 2013 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Rose Fostanes, a 46-year-old Filipina caregiver in Tel Aviv, wowed the audience and four judges with her rendition of the Shirley Bassey hit “This Is My Life” during her audition on “X Factor Israel” aired Saturday.  

The video, uploaded on That’s My Tomboy of Israel fan page that went viral on the Internet, showed Fostanes receiving a standing ovation from the audience and a yes vote from all the judges. She made it to the next round.

The video post attracted more than 60,000 shares, 40,000 likes and more than 7,000 comments on Facebook. 

Fostanes, who hails from Taguig City, is the lead vocalist of a band who performs in a small bar in Tel Aviv, according to her fan page in Facebook.

Filipinos had wished her luck and were impressed with her performance, including composer Ryan Cayabyab and singer Jim Paredes, who mentioned her in their Twitter posts.

Facebook user Lide Nolido Kjolberg posted “Great voice! Thank you Rose for that adorable song! Splendid! Love it! So proud of you, my dear kababayan! You have this God given talent! Stay humble and down to earth. Praying and hoping you’ll get to the top! Good luck and God bless. May this be your dream come true! Mabuhay ang OFW!”

Also on her Facebook account, Sonia Millanes posted: “As I watch this video, I can’t stop my tears from falling. God bless you Osang!”

AS I FACEBOOK FOSTANES JIM PAREDES LIDE NOLIDO KJOLBERG MY TOMBOY OF ISRAEL ROSE FOSTANES RYAN CAYABYAB SHIRLEY BASSEY TEL AVIV
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