Alisah Bonaobra called "very old-fashioned" as she exits X Factor UK

by Kaye Guerrero
Nov 14, 2017

Filipino singer Alisah Bonaobra ended her The X Factor UK journey after being a wildcard in the reality competition.

For her final performance, Alisah performed George Michael's "Praying for Time."

The 22-year-old singer was rewarded with a standing ovation from her mentor Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger.

Judge Louis Walsh praised Alisah by saying, "You come out like a little Filipino tigress and you hit every note.

"It's all perfect. You picked the right song: 'Praying for Time.' This is your time."

Nicole said that Alisah's voice is "limitless" and "has no boundaries."

The former Pussycat Dolls member also described her as a "little Filipino powerhouse."

Judge Simon Cowell pointed out that Alisah's rendition is "very old-fashioned."

He explained, "Every time you do one of these songs, it's very old-fashioned. And that's not why you're here, you want to be a contemporary singer.

"I still don't think you've nailed your version of the song yet."

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However, Alisah was eliminated from competition when she received the lowest number of public votes.

"I never thought I'd go this far, and I can't believe I just did it. Thank you very much for all your support," said the Pinay contestant before bidding goodbye on X Factor UK Season 14.

In the past, Alisah was eliminated during the Bootcamp and the Six-chair Challenge. At the Judge's House, judge Sharon Osbourne told the Pinay singer she didn't make the cut for the live performances. Alisah returned as a wildcard act.

In 2015, Alisah emerged as a runner-up in ABS-CBN's The Voice of the Philippines Season 2.

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