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'Showtime' wants Rose Fostanes to judge 'That's My Tomboy' finale

Posted at | Updated as of 01/18/14 12:28 AM

Rose Fostanes,47, a Filipina caregiver, performs during a rehearsal for Israel's X-Factor

MANILA - Business unit head Reily Santiago confirmed that ABS-CBN's "It's Showtime" wants "X Factor Israel" winner Rose Fostanes to judge the grand finals of the show's segment, "That's My Tomboy," this February.

In an interview with ABS-CBNnews.com shortly after the press conference for "The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition Doubles" on Friday, Santiago said that he has been following Fostanes' "X Factor" journey.

"Noong nasa Final 4 pa lang siya ng 'X Factor,' actually sumali pa lang siya, sinubaybayan ko na 'yan. Then again, nung nasa Final 4 siya at magko-compete na for the finals, win or lose gusto ko sana siyang mag-guest as hurado sa 'Showtime.' Kasi nabalitaan ko na she came out, na inamin niya na isa siyang lesbian and she has a long time partner. So 'yun, hinangaan ko 'yung kanyang gesture na 'yon. So, sabi ko mas maganda kung magi-guest ko si Rose," he said.

"Actually, kung nandito siya sa grand finals ng 'That's My Tomboy' sa February 1, mas gusto ko nandoon siya kasi grand finals nga sya. But kung hindi tutugma ang schedule, welcome din siya sa 'Stars at 45' dahil kumakanta siya at makaka-relate siya at pati ang mga taong nanonood sa kanya," he added.

Santiago confirmed that they have been trying to contact Fostanes to appear on "It's Showtime."

"May nagbigay na sa akin ng number at pinapa-kontak ko na. Baka dumalaw din. Meanwhile kung nandito siya ay ma-guest natin at ma-feature natin yan," he said.