Since 2014's Season of X Factor, Marlisa has gone on to capture the hearts of everyone in Australia! Marlisa Punzalan was a 15 year-old contestant from Glendenning, New South Wales. She is of Filipino descent and began singing at the age of four. Aside from singing, she also plays the piano. Punzalan cites Eva Cassidy and Jessica Mauboy as her musical influences. She previously auditioned for the seventh series of Australia's Got Talent in 2013. Prior to entering The X Factor, she was a student at Mercy Catholic College and a regular performer at charity events, eisteddfods and RSL competitions.