Rose Fostanes
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Filipina carer wins Israeli X Factor

16 January 2014 Last updated at 03:32 GMT

A Filipina carer, once part of a faceless crowd of foreign workers who tend to Israel's infirm and elderly, has surprised the country by winning one of its most popular TV singing contests.

Competing in Israel's X Factor, Rose Fostanes, 47, impressed the judges with a rendition of Frank Sinatra's My Way on Tuesday night's live final.

Joerg Schulze reports.