Pinay singer scorches with Adele cover, earns chair in X Factor Romania

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There’s no stopping 28-year-old singer Bella Santiago as she continues to stun X Factor Romania.

Santiago sang KZ Tandigan’s version of Rolling in the Deep by Adele, earning her a slot in the 4 Chair Challenge.

Delia, the mentor of the adult group, said she was fascinated by Santiago’s remarkable performance.

“Bella Santiago has everything. I do not see who can match it! I like her stage presence and looks as if there is no one to take her out of there. “

She added Santiago could win the 8th season of X Factor with her outstanding bearing and performance.

“You are a complex artist with a very good energy. I have the feeling that I can win X Factor with you!” 

 KZ Tandigan posted how she is equally impressed by Santiago’s cover.

Santiago’s fiery take on a medley of Jessie J’s Bang Bang and Burnin’ Up last audition had everybody comparing her to Beyonce. The performance has already amassed 20 million views on the Facebook page of X Factor Global.

A recorded video before her performance showed Santiago watching a video clip of her 7-year-old daughter and mother back in the Philippines. 

“I work very hard for them and I’m very thankful for them to give everything one day, what they don’t have. ‘Cause when I was younger, I don’t have nothing.” 

Santiago has not seen her daughter for 2 years as she needs to work in Bucharest.

“I don’t even have time to play because I have my grandmother ’cause my mother let me there (SIC). And my childhood is very ‘trist’ (sad). And I’m very thankful ’cause God gave me my voice to use ’cause we don’t have money to go to school. I want my daughter to have a better life.”

Santiago will go up against Christian Sanda on the Duel round. The winners will advance to the Live Show.