Palace congratulates Rose Fostanes

by Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 15 2014 02:20 PM | Updated as of Jan 15 2014 10:20 PM

MANILA - Malacañang congratulated Filipino caregiver Rose Fostanes for winning the top prize in the first season of “X Factor Israel”.

Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said the Filipino people share her victory.

“We are certainly very, very proud of…Rose that she was able to prove herself. We know the situation she was in and we are very, very proud that she has again given the Philippines pride in the showcase of her talents… The world knows that we are good not only in the States but everywhere you ask a Filipino to perform,” Lacierda said.

The Filipina singing caregiver Rose Fostanes is the first season winner of "X Factor Israel."

During the live finale show on Tuesday (Wednesday morning in Manila), Fostanes sang the Frank Sinatra classic "My Way" with an orchestra.

After her emotional performance, she received a standing ovation from the judges and audience.

Fostanes' younger sister, Nancy, and long-time partner, Mel Adel, were brought to Israel by the show and were present during the finals night.