Bella Santiago is the new X Factor Romania Grand Winner for 2018
Bella Santiago, A Filipina Singer is the Grand Winner of the 2018 Edition of X Factor Romania. The judges fell in love with her singing prowess after outstanding blind audition performing Bang Bang of Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj.
Originally from Cavite, Bella Santiago won the overall public votes against 3 Romanian finalists before being announced as the X Factor Romania 2018 Grand Winner. Delia Matache, Bella’s X Factor judge mentor was confident that Bella will eventually win after the announcement of the final four contestants last December 17, 2018.
In her final performance, she performed a beautiful and powerful mashup of two popular Beyonce songs namely “Love On Top” and “Crazy in Love.”
Along with the X Factor Romania Grand Winner’s Trophy, Bella will also take home 100,000 euros cash prize (approximately 6 Million Philippine Peso).
Before winning the X Factor Romania Singing Competition, She also previously joined both “Romania’s Got Talent” and “Eurovision Romania.”
Watch her winning performance in this Youtube Video (link):
Before migrating to Romania with her Romanian Boyfriend, Bella joined singing competitions in the Philippines which include “Tawag ng Tanghalan” of ABS-CBN noontime show “It’s Showtime” back in 2016.
X Factor Romania is a music talent TV show contested by aspiring pop singers drawn from public auditions based on The X Factor series. It is being broadcasted on the Antena 1 channel in Romania. The competition is open to both solo artists and groups and has no upper age limit.
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