Filipina singer Alisah Bonaobra received a standing ovation from the judges after performing at the X Factor UK live shows as a wildcard contestant. Alisah sang Jordin Sparks’ “This is My Now” during the show.
Judge Louis Walsh remarked that the performance proved how great Alisah is as a singer. “That song is absolutely perfect for you because this is your now and you deserve to be back on the show. You always should have been in the show. It’s almost like a winner’s song and I love the power ballad with a key change from a great singer and you are a great singer. You're a great performer. You got great soul,” he stated.
Meanwhile, Nicole Scherzinger, who is part-Filipino, admired the strength in the performance of Alisah. “You are my little Disney warrior princess. You just karate-chopped all through that song but you did it with grace, you did it with poise, you did it with strength. I freaking adore you. I look at you and I’m like, that’s my little ninja Filipina sister up there. You're meant to be up there,” she said.
Judge Sharon Osbourne stated that with Alisah’s talent, she will stay until the end. “Everybody said in this contest that they really want this and that they really need to be here. I know your story. I know what you’ve gone through. And you know what, with a voice like yours, you are going to be here until the end Miss's. I am so happy for you,” she remarked.
Watch her performance below: