Fil-Am Ellona Santiago Wows Judges In Top 6 ‘X Factor USA’ Performance [Video]Here comes another pinay out to prove her innate star power and talent.
Filipino-American Ellona Santiago drew applause and praise from the judges of “The X Factor USA” in Thursday night’s top 6 performance.
Singing songs from Lady Gaga and Beyonce, the 17-year-old shows the judges and the other 5 contestants in the competition that you can be a diva on diva night while putting an acoustic vibe to the pop hits “Applause” and “If I Were a Boy”.
Paulina Rubio, one of the judges of the competition, said she feels she is watching a “superstar” after Santiago sang Beyonce’s “If I Were a Boy”.
Notoriously hard-to-please judge and music mogul Simon Cowell said that for her age, Santiago was “incredible”.
Meanwhile, pop superstar Demi Lovato, Santiago’s mentor, said, “I really think America should vote for you because you deserve it!”
She also said that her mentee knows “you have the ability to take this competition.”
Watch Ellona Santiago’s performance in the video below.