Pinay-Australian teen, Marlisa Punzalan beat the odds to win this year’s X-Factor Australia.
In the grand finale Monday October 20, 15-year old Marlisa bested all her competitors to be declared as the 2014 X-Factor Australia Grand winner.
According to X-Factor Australia host Luke Jacobz, this year’s grand finale has the tightest result with the winner having only 0.01% difference from the 2nd placer Dean Ray.
In a tweet, Marlisa’s mentor Ronan Keating was quoted to have said “it’s only taken me 5-years!” probably referring to himself being a grand winning mentor.
During tonight’s finals, Marlisa wowed the audience and judges with her rendition of “Titanuim.”
Her journey to the finals were also characterized by show stopping performances having been given several standing ovations in the early rounds of the competition.
Here’s Marlisa’s performance during the Sunday’s (October 19) live show singing “Yesterday.”
After her win, Marlisa thanks all her fans and supporters who shared her X-Factor Australia journey.
— The X Factor Aus (@thexfactor_au) October 20, 2014
Here’s the video of the announcement of winner for the 2014 X-Factor Australia.