It is official, Marlisa Punzalan has the X Factor becoming the 2014 winner.
Marlisa, a year 9 student at Mercy Catholic College, Chatswood was the youngest contestant on the show. The judges recognised her potential from the beginning commenting on the strength of her voice at her very first audition. Mentored by Ronan Keating, Marlisa produced a string of strong performances and shone in the finals which saw her emerge victorious in the end.
From school girl to teenage sensation, Marlisa’s dreams have come true. She knows the road ahead may not be easy but is happy and very grateful for the support. Humbled by the win yet determined “to make the most of this opportunity” Marlisa will no doubt continue to shine and inspire.
Mercy Catholic College staff and students are thrilled that Marlisa’s musical talents have been showcased and are now widely recognised. They are all so proud of her achievements and admire her courage, passion and commitment to follow her dream.