Pinay, Marlisa Punzalan, has advanced to the Grand Finals or Top 3 on the X Factor Australia singing competition. Marlisa is only 15 years old and is the only Filipino in the competition.
Her coach, Ronan Keating, has high hope she would win the reality singing competition. The X Factor Australia judges were all praises for Marlisa. She was given a standing ovation. Marlisa’s song “Stand by You” is expected to be a hit.
Redfoo can’t help but say: “I think you got yourself a hit there. You got a hit, little lady. Now all you need to do is win this thing.”
The most touching comment came from Marlisa Punzalan’s coach. Ronan Keating said:
“Who you are is very endearing…Right now, it’s about authenticity…you’re not affected by the bright lights and the fame of this show…They say good guys, or good girls, finish last. I don’t believe that. I hope that’s not the way it’s gonna be tonight. If this is my last year on the show, I hope I can leave with a worthy winner, you. Well done.”
The Top 3 Grand Finals contestants are:
Watch the video of Marlisa Punzalan singing her first single “Stand by You”, courtesy of J!MZ07.