FILIPINA WINNER STRIPPED OF X FACTOR TITLE

imageTel Aviv, Israel –  On Tuesday night, Rose Fostanes, a Filipina caregiver working in Tel Aviv, was named winner in the first-ever X Factor Israel, the local version of the popular reality TV singing competiton originated by Simon Cowell in Great Britain. She won the most number of viewer votes in the finals, besting three other contestants.  Fostanes was the only non Israeli.

But just minutes after the telecast, producers of the show stripped Fostanes of the winner’s title, citing widespread nationwide protests. Producers said their television network was deluged with angry calls insisting that a foreigner should not be declared winner of what was obviously a contest for Israeli nationals. “There is a reason the show is called X Factor Israel, ” the protesters complained, “in the same way as other shows are called American Idol or Britain’s Got Talent.”

While producers acknowledged that talent-wise, Fostanes truly deserved the title, they understood the sentiments of the complaining viewers. They said they wished her well and are confident that if she joined X Factor Philippines in her home country, she would handily win the title.

Fostanes’ winning song was Frank Sinatra’s “My Way.”

8 thoughts on “FILIPINA WINNER STRIPPED OF X FACTOR TITLE”

  1. Just remember being a racist wont do any good. Osang’s talent is exceptional that maybe no Israelis can surpass nor even level it.

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  2. Meaning it took them a while before realizing that or only the moment Fontanes won the title? If that’s really the rule, they shouldn’t have let her join the audition and why there was never heard a complain while Fontanes is winning each battle? Funny huh

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  3. GUYS enjoy the story and history will tell that we captured their heart. it is true the most numbers coming from the voters & only an imagination of the Producer that there were outrage for non-Israelite to win.

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  4. Is this a hoax? To the writer: please indicate your source. To the readers: let us wait for this article to have a citation from the tv station/ production or staff of the x-factor Israel before reacting. Thank you

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  5. That is racist… its called x factor Israel because its in Israel but it doesn’t say non Israelites won’t join and win the price coz if you base that on the facts that its based on public popularity then you their the public of Israel voted in majority for this woman to win, then you should not let non israelites join in the first place.

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  6. IN THE FIRST PLACE, THE ORGANIZER OF THIS COMPETITION DID NOT LET FOREIGNER TO COMPETE SINCE THIS IS EXCLUSIVE FOR ISRAELI AS CLAIMED. NOW, WHEN A FOREIGNER WON, THEY WILL STRIPPED FROM HER THE TITLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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