Marlisa Punzalan wins X-Factor Australia

Another Filipino wins in an X-Factor contest abroad.

BY EJ SALUT

FRESH SCOOPS

10/20/2014 7:13 PM
Marlisa Punzalan wins X-Factor Australia


102014-marlissa1_main.jpgMarlisa Punzalan ended up the winner of X-Factor Australia in its grand finale this Monday, Oct 20. 

The Filipino contestant bested two other acts, Dean Ray and Brothers 3, who placed second and third respectively. 

Marlisa performed "Titanium" again in the finale as one of her best moments on the show. The 15-year-old sang three songs in X-Factor Australia's Final Round last Sunday -- "Yesterday," "Never Be The Same" with Aussie R&B singer Jessica Mauboy, and "Stand by You."

Mentored by singer Ronan Keating, Marlisa won a recording contract from Sony Music Australia. 

Marlisa is the second Filipino who won in an X-Factor contest abroad. X-Factor Israel last year was won by caregiver Rose Fostanes.