Pinay wins 'X Factor Romania' after performing Beyoncé hits

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Posted at Dec 24 2018 04:13 PM | Updated as of Dec 24 2018 05:35 PM

Bella Santiago performs some of Beyoncé's hits during the finale of this year's 'The X Factor Romania.' She was voted the show's winner Monday (Manila time). The X Factor Romania

Perhaps being compared to Beyoncé following her outstanding blind audition gave her the confidence to actually dare and perform some of the pop star's songs for the finale of "The X Factor Romania."

And Bella Santiago, a singer originally from Cavite, will be glad she took the risky challenge as this led her to victory, as the show announced Monday morning (Manila time). 

In a bid for the title, Santiago took to stage a mashup that included two of Beyoncé's hits namely "Love On Top" and "Crazy in Love."

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She was one of four finalists who vied for the grand cash prize --and it was Santiago who was left floored and crying tears of joy after it was revealed that she had won. 

Check out her winning moment below: 

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Emotions ran high for the Pinay, who had previously attempted to win both "Romania's Got Talent" and "Eurovision Romania." 

After her name was called, Santiago immediately dropped to her knees, visibly overjoyed. She struggled to speak during her post-win interview as she was trying to hold back her tears.