Was watching today Youtube videos of Filipina caregiver Rose Fostanes who has advanced to the first season finals of X Factor Israel. Having been an OFW myself, it’s really nice when some of the country’s unsung heroes make waves in the international scene. In the case of Rose who has the support of countless Pinoys from all over, who knows… she just might be the grand winner of Season 1 after going through the gruelling eliminations! In the meantime, here’s her rendition of Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Because of You’ in the January 6 semis…
Although she works primarily as a caregiver, Rose is also the lead vocalist of a band that plays in a bar in Tel Aviv.Some of the songs she has performed to get the judges’ and audiences’ nod in X Factor Israel are Prince’s ‘Purple Rain,’ Bonnie Tyler’s ‘The Best,’ Christina Aguilera’s ‘Beautiful,’ Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’ and the Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’
Speaking in behalf of her fellow OFWs, Fostanes – who hails from Taguig City – said during her audition video for X Factor Israel: “God knows that we are helping our families and they do not know how we sacrifice. Maybe if I join and win in this competition my life will change.”
Looks like her life has changed as her popularity has soared overnight. Her Facebook page at Osang/Rose Xfactor Israel already has close to 17,000 likes and growing.
Good luck Rose!