Fostanes made it to the Final Four and will slug it out in the finals of the popular talent show against three other contestants.
The televiewers saved the 46-year-old Filipina from final elimination after they voted for her.
The overseas Filipino worker (OFW) expressed happiness for the opportunity to win it all and thanked Filipinos all over the world who voted for her.
“Salamat sa mga nag vote sa inyo kanina. Because of you, nakapasok po tayo sa grand finals. Maraming salamat sa suporta n’yo,” Fostanes said.
During the live show held early morning of Wednesday (Philippine time), the Taguig City native sang, “Because of You” of Grammy-nominated pop star Kelly Clarkson.
According to reports, OFWs working in Israel were very happy with the accomplishment of Fostanes and they vowed to do make sure Fostanes wins the competition.
The Finals of X-Factor Israel will be held next week, where the public’s votes will determine the winner.
Earlier, Fostanes entered the “Top 5” phase of the popular talent show after receiving a standing ovation from both audience and judges when she sang “Bohemian Rhapsody” of the British rock band Queen.
According to reports, Sheri Maimon, one of the judges and Fostanes’s mentor, was shedding tears of joy during the soulful rendition of the 46-year-old overseas Filipino worker. The other judges of X-Factor Israel also called the performance of Fostanes “amazing” and “wonderful.”
The popular show, which originated in the United Kingdom, was created to compete with rival reality singing competition, American Idol.