Teen Pinay Marlisa Punzalan impressed all four judges again with her second performance on the Grand Finals of The X Factor Australia on Sunday, October 19.
On the show’s final performance night, the finalists performed three songs each — their audition songs, their winner’s single, and duets with Jess Mauboy, Guy Sebastian and Olly Murs.
For her winner’s single, the 15-year-old Marlisa sang “Stand By You” which received another standing ovation from all the judges.
Here are the judges thoughts on her performance:
“I think you got yourself a hit there. You got a hit, little lady. Now all you need to do is win this thing.” – Redfoo
“Great title, great performance. A style queen, as I’ve said, all throughout the competition, you have absolute style and grace, stuff you can’t teach people. I’m sure all your friends, your family, and everyone else that’s grown to love you, will be behind you. Well done, that’s an absolutely superb performance.” – Danii Minogue
“Marlisa, I keep kind of thinking about the progression which I’m talking about all the time with you, but I think, what you guys have done together is fantastic. But, Dannii did say something to you like probably four or five weeks ago, about making sure that you’re connecting to the lyric, and you do that now, every single performance. It’s so good to watch someone come from, the first audition to be really shy, and then get to the level that you are. It’s just, it’s grown. Well done, you guys.” Natalie Bassingthwaighte
“They say good guys, or good girls, finish last. I don’t believe that. I hope that’s not the way it’s gonna be tonight. If this is my last year on the show, I hope I can leave with a worthy winner, you. Well done.” – Ronan Keating