'X-Factor Israel' winner Rose Fostanes returns home


Posted at Feb 26 2014 09:15 PM | Updated as of Feb 27 2014 05:15 AM

Filipina singing caregiver Rose Fostanes returns to the Philippines after winning the X-Factor Israel last January. Photo by Henry Atuelan, DZMM

MANILA - Rose Fostanes, the winner of X-Factor Israel, is in the Philippines for a short visit.

The 47-year-old arrived on Wednesday night at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport from Israel, where she won the talent show last January.

She will reportedly be staying in the country for a week and is expected visit her relatives in Taguig.

Fostanes, the first winner of X-Factor Israel, impressed audiences with her powerful vocals and gutsy renditions of classic songs like Frank Sinatra's "My Way."

She has also served as an inspiration not only to overseas Filipino workers, but to many people in Israel as well. --with a report from Bettina Magsaysay, ABS-CBN