After Capturing Israeli Hearts, Filipina Caregiver Bags Competition

Rose Fostanes wins the reality show 'X-Factor Israel'

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In this Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 photo, Rose Fostanes sings during a rehearsal of the X-Factor Israel in Tel Aviv.

Rose Fostanes, the Filipina caregiver whose voice has taken Israel by storm, has won the televised singing competition “X-Factor Israel.”

With her renditions of Frank Sinatra’s “My Way,” Alicia Keys’ “If I Ain’t Got You,” and Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams” she trumped three other finalists on Tuesday.

During a few weeks as a contestant on the reality show, the 47-year-old was propelled from anonymous caregiver for an ailing Tel Aviv woman to national stard, giving a face to the country’s many migrant workers.

“Before nobody recognized me, nobody knew me. But now everybody, I think everybody, in Israel knows my name. And it is very funny,” Fostanes said in an interview with the Associated Press last week.

It bodes well that she’s appreciating the spotlight, since Tuesday’s win will make sure that she’ll stay there for the foreseeable future.

[Times of Israel]

33 comments
Okey Chen
Okey Chen

she is Phoenix rises from the ashes.

renfieldc
renfieldc

Ever heard Pocket Dynamite Music before?  This surely is it!

Isyaku Ibrahim
Isyaku Ibrahim

Had her services being fully appreciated she would not have joined other protesters; so also her music will only be appreciated by migrant workers like her, and maybe a few liberal Israelis. But they will surely take credit for discovering her pleasant voice in Israel.

Will Noonan
Will Noonan

A question for ….Time ….What is in the TPP Trade Agreement ?

Harrison Joshua Cande
Harrison Joshua Cande

If the mind imagines that the brain might specify a singular neuron to encode a particular face, does this actually happen within the brain?

Harrison Joshua Cande
Harrison Joshua Cande

Does the brain not already have all things solved, allowing the mind to solve them in a rather good-looking mathematical progression over time?

Harrison Joshua Cande
Harrison Joshua Cande

As the brain allows the mind to solve space-time, is this not the brain allowing the mind to comprehend what it is a part of,

Harrison Joshua Cande
Harrison Joshua Cande

Is the human brain not ultimately a quantum computer that tries to make God laugh?

Harrison Joshua Cande
Harrison Joshua Cande

Do Brains not always orient themselves towards the most complex Brains that they can find?

Harrison Joshua Cande
Harrison Joshua Cande

A pale blue dot painted against the black cosmic canvas floats slowly, twirling within the ocean of light supplied by its Sol.

Ruth Feldman
Ruth Feldman

The new Miss Israel is an Ethiopian. Those homeless Africans you are writing of were run out of Egypt and Darfur by Arabs.

Alene Wright
Alene Wright

Ali, you put so many ignorant stereotypes in that comment you must be having a contest.

Pesbukers
Pesbukers

Raquel Rossman eeh Non Raquel Rossman jam na berapa harga nya ?? wkwkwk Ali Nakhai Met Sore Om Ali Nakhai

Pesbukers
Pesbukers

Soe Waiyan Sipz Thelma Aba Bingung Mau jawab Apa Non Thelma Aba

Ali Nakhai
Ali Nakhai

if she were a Palestinian or African she'd be singing about homelessness. Israel = terrorism. Alene =ignorant bliss. Blondes.'shrug'

Soe Waiyan
Soe Waiyan

5 TIME DAILY MET AT GOD!CREATOR!“ALLAH UN SEEN POWER OF CREATOR”

Alene Wright
Alene Wright

Yes, she gives a voice to migrant workers and that's a beautiful thing. But suspend the usual barbs against Israel and consider that she realized her dream in a Jewish nation and the Israelis helped make that so. Congrats Rose, you are an inspiration in so many ways.

Pesbukers
Pesbukers

situs apa an twuh hayooo ?? Jangan jangan situs parno ya ?? wkwkwkwk hehehe