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Filipina Bella Santiago is grand winner of ‘X Factor Romania’

Dec 25, 2018 - 1:48 PM

Bella gave a powerhouse performance of Beyonce’s hits for the show’s finals

WINNER. Bella Santiago wins 'X Factor Romania.' Screenshot from YouTube.com/thexfactora1

Why 'X Factor UK' contestant Maria Laroco was denied a US Visa

Oct 12, 2018 - 7:14 PM

The Filipina teen was unable to perform at the Judge's House in the US because she wasn't able to get a US visa

NOT QUITE THE END. Maria Loroco says she'll be returning to 'The X Factor UK' – after all, no less than Simon Cowell said so himself. Photo by Precious del Valle/Rappler

WATCH: Pinay teen stuns 'X Factor UK' judges with 'Purple Rain' cover

Sep 12, 2018 - 4:55 PM

Judge Simon Cowell gives Maria Laroco 'infinity yeses'

PINOY PRIDE. Maria Laroco shines in her 'X Factor UK' audtions. Screenshot from YouTube.com/TheXFactorUK

WATCH: Alisah Bonaobra returns to 'X Factor UK' as wildcard entry

Oct 29, 2017 - 10:00 PM

Alisah performs Jordin Sparks' 'This Is My Now'

WATCH: 'The Voice PH's Alisah Bonaobra wows 'X Factor UK' judges

Sep 24, 2017 - 2:07 PM

Alisah performs Beyonce's 'Listen' during the X Factor UK auditions

WATCH: Meet the Filipino acts in 'X Factor UK'

Sep 13, 2017 - 10:00 PM

Gaga Lord male group JBK and Elysa V advance to the next round of the show

WATCH: 'X Factor UK' judges play Bond girls for Pinay auditioner

Sep 06, 2017 - 11:11 AM

The aspiring singer s rendition of a Bond song left Simon Cowell feeling like James Bond

BOND GIRLS. Gaga Lord, with the help of Nicole Scherzinger and Alesha Dixon, create their own James Bond title sequence on the X Factor UK audition floor. Screengrab from YouTube.com/TheXFactorUK

WATCH: Louis Tomlinson performs at 'X Factor' finals, days after mom's death

Dec 11, 2016 - 1:30 PM

You ve done her proud Simon Cowell tells Louis

LOUIS TOMLINSON. The One Direction band member performs on 'The X Factor' following his mother's death. Screengrab from Twitter/TheXFactor

Ivy Grace Paredes speaks up after leaving 'X Factor UK'

Sep 29, 2016 - 3:05 PM

The Filipino X Factor contestant clarifies her visa issues and talks about her plans after leaving the competition

IVY GRACE PAREDES. The former 'X Factor UK' contestant speaks up following her withdrawal from the show. Photo courtesy of RTL CBS Entertainment

Before she had to leave 'X Factor UK,' Pinoy Ivy Grace Paredes wowed judges one more time

Sep 28, 2016 - 1:48 PM

Filipino Ivy Grace Paredes sings Whitney Houston s I Have Nothing before withdrawing from the competition due to visa issues

IVY GRACE PAREDES. Filipino contestant ivy Grace belts it out at 'The X Factor UK' Six Chair Challenge. Photo courtesy of RTL CBS Entertainment

Filipino Ivy Grace Paredes withdraws from 'X Factor'

Sep 21, 2016 - 8:56 PM

A spokesperson from The X Factor UK confirms that Ivy Grace Paredes will not make it to the Judges Houses portion of the competition because of visa issues

IVY GRACE PAREDES. Ivy withdraws from 'The X Factor UK' due to problems with her US visa. Photo courtesy of RTL-CBS Asia

WATCH: Filipino singer Ivy Grace Paredes wows 'X-Factor UK' judges

Sep 12, 2016 - 2:12 PM

Ivy Grace sings Whitney Houston s All The Man That I Need

Kilas balik 2015: Yang menang dan yang kalah di dunia hiburan tahun ini

Dec 30, 2015 - 1:55 PM

Siapa saja pemenang dan yang kalah di dunia hiburan dalam 12 bulan kebelakang?

KONTROVERSI Nikita Mirzani. Foto dari Instagram/@nikitamirzanimawardi

4th Impact: More about the PH girl group, their plans after 'X Factor UK'

Dec 18, 2015 - 7:27 PM

Almira Mylene and Celina talk about concert plans and their X Factor UK experience

4TH IMPACT. The girls may not have won the competition, but they're still chasing their dreams. Screengrab from Twitter/4thImpactMusic

WATCH: 4th Impact performs at 'X Factor UK' season finale

Dec 14, 2015 - 9:24 PM

4th Impact performs with the other finalists from the season at the big finale Louisa Johnson is announced the winner of The X Factor UK season 12

4TH IMPACT. The girls perform on more time on the 'X Factor' stage, opening the season 12 finalists' performance. Screengrab from YouTube/The X Factor UK

PH group 4th Impact eliminated from 'X Factor UK'

Nov 30, 2015 - 9:08 AM

Two of four judges vote to keep 4th Impact on the show but ultimately 4th Impact is eliminated while Lauren Murray advances to the top 4

10 things to know about 'X Factor UK' Pinoy girl group 4th Impact

Nov 29, 2015 - 8:56 PM

Meet Almira Mylene Irene and Celina sisters from the Philippines who made waves as contestants on X Factor UK

4TH IMPACT. The Goyallan sisters are making their way to the top on 'The X Factor.' Screengrab from RTL CBS Entertainment

WATCH: PH group 4th Impact performs 'I'll Be There' on X Factor UK

Nov 29, 2015 - 1:01 PM

Almira one of the members showcases her whistling skills

IN PHOTOS: Fil-Aussie Cyrus Villanueva wins 'X Factor Australia'

Nov 24, 2015 - 6:59 PM

Louise Adams comes in second

WINNER. Cyrus Villanueva wins 'The X Factor Australia.' Screengrab from au.tv.yahoo.com/x-factor

WATCH: Fil-Aussie Cyrus Villanueva's 'X Factor Australia' grand final performances

Nov 23, 2015 - 10:53 PM

One of Cyrus grand final numbers is a cover The Weeknd s Earned It which he sang in his audition

Screengrab from YouTube

PH group 4th Impact makes it to 'X Factor UK' top 5

Nov 23, 2015 - 10:16 AM

Anton Stephans is eliminated Plus a minor incident has fans defending 4th Impact against Lauren Murray – but the artists quickly clear that up on Twitter

WATCH: PH group 4th Impact rocks Christina Aguilera hit on 'X Factor UK'

Nov 22, 2015 - 12:08 PM

Despite a bout of homesickness the girls slay their performance and make it to the top 6 Mason Noise is eliminated plus Ed Sheeran drops by for a performance

4TH IMPACT. The ladies perform Christina Aguilera's 'Ain't No Other Man' in the 4th live performance week. Screengrab from YouTube/X-Factor UK

Fil-Aussie Cyrus Villanueva makes it to top 3 of 'X-Factor Australia'

Nov 17, 2015 - 11:21 PM

Big T is eliminated after a sing off with Louise Adams

4th Impact makes it to 'X Factor UK' Top 7

Nov 16, 2015 - 11:15 AM

Monica Michael and Max Stone are eliminated from the show plus there s a performance by One Direction

WATCH: PH group 4th Impact performs Beyonce's 'Work It Out' on 'X Factor UK'

Nov 15, 2015 - 9:31 PM

One of members Celina faints before the show – but the group pushes on to deliver an explosive performance earning a standing ovation from all 4 judges

Filipino-Australian Cyrus Villanueva makes Top 4 of 'X-Factor Australia'

Nov 11, 2015 - 12:16 AM

Mahalia Simpson is voted out of the show

FINAL 4. Cyrus Villanueva makes it to the FInal 4 of 'X-Factor Australia,' singing Ellie Goulding's 'Love me Like You Do.' Screengrab from YouTube/The X Factor Australia

Filipino-British singer Seann Miley Moore eliminated from 'X Factor UK'

Nov 09, 2015 - 9:19 PM

Filipino girl group 4th Impact makes it through to the next round

Fil-Aussie Cyrus Villanueva makes it to Top 5 in 'X-Factor Australia'

Nov 03, 2015 - 10:08 PM

Natalie Conway bids farewell to the show

WATCH: 4th Impact performs Ariana Grande's 'Problem' on 'X Factor UK'

Nov 01, 2015 - 4:59 PM

The girls perform in the show s live competition

Fil-Aussie Cyrus Villanueva makes it to 'X-Factor Australia' Top 6

Oct 27, 2015 - 9:26 PM

Cyrus performs Adele s Rumour Has It during the Top 7 Live Show

Filipino group 4th Impact makes to Top 12 of 'X Factor UK'

Oct 25, 2015 - 8:26 PM

The group formerly known as 4th Power is chosen by Cheryl Fernandez Versini for the live shows

Fil-Aussie singer Cyrus Villanueva makes top 7 in 'X-Factor Australia'

Oct 20, 2015 - 9:16 PM

Cyrus wins over the audience with It Ain t Over Til It s Over by Lenny Kravitz

CYRUS VILLANEUVA. The 19-year-old Filipino's performance of 'It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over' brings him to the Top 7 of 'X-Factor Australia.' Screengrab from Twitter/cyrusvill

Pinoy acts impress 'X Factor UK' judges

Sep 15, 2015 - 4:37 PM

Are any of these acts the next One Direction or Cher Lloyd?

GIRL POWER. Neneth Lyons, Jenesa Gill, and 4th Power move on to the boot camp round of 'The X Factor UK' series 12. Screengrabs from The X Factor UK

5 fakta Jebe dan Patty, pemenang X Factor season 2

Sep 12, 2015 - 3:35 PM

Keduanya mengalahkan solo Clarissa Dewi

PEMENANG X-FACTOR. Duo JB dan Patty bersama mentor mereka, Rossa, pada saat pengumuman pemenang X-Factor, Jumat, 11 September. Foto screengrab Youtube

Pinoy girl group 4th Power on controversial 'X Factor' bid: 'We're chasing our dreams'

Sep 04, 2015 - 12:12 PM

Some viewers blast the ladies of 4th Power saying that they are already seasoned performers with plenty of experience But a spokesperson for the show says they went through the same audition process as everyone else

4TH POWER. The girl group says that they are still looking for their big break, which is why they joined 'The X Factor UK' in spite of performing professionally before. Screengrab from YouTube/This Morning

Pinoy 'X-Factor Israel' winner Rose Fostanes may be deported

Jun 29, 2015 - 12:27 PM

Rose s current visa expires leaving her possibly without legal status in Israel if she isn t able to renew it soon

'X Factor New Zealand' judges fired for nasty comments

Mar 18, 2015 - 8:13 PM

I am embarrassed to be sitting here in your presence having to even dignify you with an answer of my opinion says judge Natalia Kills

'X-Factor Australia' winner Marlisa Punzalan sings for PH fans

Feb 15, 2015 - 10:37 AM

Marlisa talks about her fans advice from Ronan Keating and life after X Factor

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Can BIR tax 'X Factor' winner Marlisa Punzalan?

Oct 22, 2014 - 11:38 AM

Are all winnings taxable?

WILL BIR RUN AFTER HER WINNINGS? #AskTheTaxWhiz weighs in on whether the Bureau of Internal Revenue should tax 'X Factor Australia'  winner Marlisa Punzalan for her prize money. Screen grab from YouTube

'X Factor Australia' winner Marlisa Punzalan on 'incredible' journey

Oct 21, 2014 - 12:08 AM

As early as now she also unveils the artwork for her winner s single Stand By You

FULL RECAP: Marlisa Punzalan's entire 'X-Factor Australia' journey to victory

Oct 20, 2014 - 7:51 PM

See how the journey began for the 15 year old Filipino teen

Filipino singer Marlisa Punzalan wins 'X-Factor Australia' 2014

Oct 20, 2014 - 6:46 PM

Marlisa was only 14 when she auditioned Now 15 she s made it all the way to the end

Will Filipino singer Marlisa Punzalan be 'X-Factor Australia' big winner?

Oct 19, 2014 - 7:51 PM

The young girl who won over judges and viewers with her powerhouse voice is only 15 years old

Networks announce TV series cancellations

May 13, 2014 - 5:10 PM

Two and a Half Men The Carrie Diaries Community and even The Tomorrow People get the axe

UH-OH. Several TV series are cut and won't be renewed in the next season. Is your favorite one of them?

Long-distance love: Rose Fostanes on future with girlfriend

Mar 03, 2014 - 2:09 AM

We know her career path but what are Rose Fostanes personal plans after her breakthrough X Factor win?

ROSE FOSTANES. Instant singing sensation. Screengrab from YouTube (The X Factor Israel)

Caregiver no more: Rose Fostanes to focus on singing

Feb 27, 2014 - 3:47 PM

After winning X Factor: Israel Rose Fostanes had a choice to make: keep caring for her employer or live her dream

AMBASSADORS. Israeli Ambassador to the Philippines Menashe Bar-On calls ‘X-Factor: Israel’ winner Rose Fostanes an ambassador both for the Philippines and Israel, promoting both countries as a Filipina and Israel's winner. Photo by Carol Ramoran/Rappler

Pinay 'X-Factor Israel' Rose Fostanes winner returns to PH

Feb 26, 2014 - 8:19 PM

Rose Fostanes comes home for the first time since winning the reality show in Israel

SHE’S HOME. Rose Fostanes, all smiles at the airport on February 26. Photo by Jedwin M. Llobrera

Israel grants X-Factor winner Rose Fostanes license to sing

Jan 21, 2014 - 12:03 AM

An Israeli official ordered the immigration authority to permit Rose Fostanes to work as a singer in the country

THE VICTOR. Rose Fostanes (center) cries while being congratulated by her fellow X Factor Israel contestants, after winning the reality show's first season, January 14, 2014. Image courtesy of Reshet TV/X Factor Israel page on Facebook

'X-Factor Israel' winner Rose Fostanes' visa type can be changed, says ambassador

Jan 16, 2014 - 7:50 PM

No need to worry Rose Fostanes visa issue can be sorted out

X Factor winner can't sing as pro in Israel

Jan 16, 2014 - 12:33 AM

Winners of the famous talent search are usually given a recording contract but Israeli law prohibits Filipina Rose Fostanes from working other than as a caregiver

Image courtesy of Reshet TV/X Factor Israel page on Facebook