Filipinos proved again that we’re internationally competitive singers. Just recently, another Filipino received a standing ovation from all four judges of the popular TV singing competition, X Factor UK.

It’s very much a big deal because the judges are Ayda Field, Robbie Williams, former One Direction member Louis Tomlinson, and the very hard to please Simon Cowell.

Sephy Francisco performed “The Prayer” by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli by herself. She was not only recognized for her amazing vocals, but also for pulling off singing both female and male parts of the song.

The surprise of singing the duet alone really impressed the judges. Simon even said, “I’ve never judged a duo who’s one person! This is incredible. I save money, you make more money!”

Along with the standing ovation, she got four yeses from the judges. Good luck on the competition, Sephy!