(Story from MJ Felipe of ABS-CBN Bandila.)
There's no stopping the rising popularity of X-Factor Australia winner Marlisa Punzalan after she released her debut album and music video. She is off to take the world by storm.
But before she does that, she recognizes her roots, which are in the Philippines.
With her incomparable talent in singing, it cannot be denied that she has Filipino blood on her veins. During an interview with showbiz correspondent MJ Felipe, she enumerated all the Pinoy things she loved during her stay in her father's hometown in Samal, Bataan:
- Singing karaoke with all her family members, it gives her a nice vibe.
The refreshing buko juice served for breakfast.
To be woken up by the sound of roosters.
And above all, she loves her lola (grandma) so much -- a true Pinoy attribute. Her lola was her first mentor and the one who encouraged her to sing.
"Aside from performing, I would like to visit my family again, and just experience the whole Filipino tradition, and going around different beaches there," said Marlisa when asked about her future plans.
She will be visiting the country this December or January of next year. Marlisa, your Pinoy fans can't wait to finally meet you!
Check out Marlisa's spectacular journey through X-Factor Australia:
Also, did you know that she had a vocal showdown with the Pinoy rock band Aegis?