MANILA - Former “The X Factor Australia” contestant Justin Vasquez is the newest contract artist of ABS-CBN’s record label Star Music.
"I was just mesmerized kasi po never ko pong naisip na I will ever get to this position — very surprising and, of course, very happy," he told entertainment site PUSH in an interview.
During his stint on “The X Factor Australia,” Vasquez made waves with his cover of Maroon 5's "Sunday Morning."
He also drew a standing ovation from all four judges, with one of the other judges exclaiming: "That's how you do an audition!"
The year Vasquez joined the show was the same season which saw his fellow Filipino contestant Marlisa Punzalan win the title.
When asked who he wants to collaborate with now that he’s part of Star Music, he immediately named Kyla to be one of them.
"Kasi 'yung mommy ko po, every song that she played was Kyla, Regine Velasquez, Gary V, and that's what I grew up listening to. Tapos 'yung kanta po ni Kyla na 'Hanggang Ngayon,' I was always listening to that song," he shared.
Vasquez was born in Philippines but their family moved to Melbourne, where he grew up.