Marlisa on X Factor Australia
Megan Mayer 2/6/2016
Marlisa Punzalan is nervously auditioning for the X Factor Australia, when she blows away the judges with her performance. Her mom, dad, and brother are all backstage to support her.
Marlisa, who is just 14 years old and in high school enjoys it, though she admits she is very shy. She dreams of being confident like other girls. She normally just likes to sing in front of the mirror, but now she is going to try her best in front of a large audience. While she is clearly anxious about the performance, she also appears to be ready to just go for it.
One judge complements her pants, and she says the funky pattern helps her to feel confident. Marlisa also tells them that she most likes ballads and pop, which makes sense when she says she will be singing “Yesterday” by the Beatles. From the moment she begins to sing, the audience already starts to cheer. Her talent is amazing and the judges also think so. One says that she has the biggest voice he has ever heard on any 14-year-old. All the judges were moved by her performance, even one who has been there for five years. She is passed on to the next round with a standing ovation, and Marlisa can now go celebrate with her family.