Pilita: Good voice not enough to win 'X Factor'


Posted at Jun 18 2012 12:06 PM | Updated as of Jun 18 2012 08:06 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- For Asia's Queen of Songs Pilita Corrales, having a good voice is not enough to win the upcoming TV talent search "The X Factor Philippines."

In an interview with "Ganda Gabi Vice" on Sunday, Corrales said that aside from being a good singer, she will look at the contestant's total package.

"Alam mo ang 'X Factor' kasi hindi lang singer ang hinahanap namin. We want to have someone na ...like ikaw, kapag nakakita ka ng isang lalaki, alam mo na iba siya," Corrales told the show's host Vice Ganda.

"May X factor siya," the veteran singer added.

Corrales will be a judge on the show along with fellow singers Charice, Gary Valenciano and Martin Nievera.

Corrales has performed alongside internationally acclaimed artists including Sammy Davis Jr., Pat Boone, Frank Sinatra and Julie Andrews.

She also holds the distinction of being the first Filipino to win in an international music festival when she bagged the Best Performer Award at the 1st Tokyo Music Festival.

Corrales once had a Kapamilya show “An Evening with Pilita,” which aired on ABS-CBN from 1965 to 1972 and is considered one of the benchmarks in Philippine broadcasting history.

“The X Factor” is a world-renowned musical franchise by Simon Cowell that started in the UK. ABS-CBN bagged the exclusive rights to localize the program with KC Concepcion as host.

“The X Factor Philippines” will air its pilot episode on June 23.