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Filipina caregiver Rose Fostanes wins Israel's X-Factor song contest

Published on Jan 15, 2014 4:32 PM
 
Rose Fostanes a Filipina migrant caregiver living in Israel, celebrates with friends and family in a bar in South Tel Aviv, after she won in the Israeli X-Factor Television show singing contest, in the early hours of Jan 15, 2014. A Filipina caregiver, once part of a faceless crowd of foreign workers who tend to Israel's infirm and elderly, has won one of the country's most popular TV singing contests. -- PHOTO: AFP

JERUSALEM (REUTERS) - A Filipina caregiver, once part of a faceless crowd of foreign workers who tend to Israel's infirm and elderly, has won one of the country's most popular TV singing contests.

Competing in Israel's version of the X-Factor, Ms Rose Fostanes, 47, swept the judges off their feet with a winning rendition of the Frank Sinatra standard, My Way, in Tuesday's final.

Ms Fostanes, who came to Israel four years ago, has been working for about 20 years across the Middle East, and currently cares for an ailing woman in Tel Aviv.

"I'm speechless, I cannot say anything now. I can't believe that (this has) happened to me," Ms Fostanes said in English after her victory.

 
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