Pilita Corrales to judge 'X Factor' PH

Posted at 05/10/2012 12:38 PM | Updated as of 05/10/2012 12:40 PM

Asia's Queen of Songs, Pilita Corrales. File Photo

MANILA, Philippines - ABS-CBN officially announced that Asia's Queen of Songs, Pilita Corrales will be part of "The X Factor Philippines."

Corrales completes the list of judge-mentors in country's biggest singing-reality competition.

She will be joined by singers Martin Nievera, Gary Valenciano and Charice.

Corrales and the rest of the judges will search and train for the next singing superstar.

With over 135 albums to her credit and an international profile with many appearances across the world, Corrales definitely has the most experience to spot the "X factor" among hopefuls who will audition in front of her in the coming weeks.

Corrales has performed alongside internationally acclaimed artists like Sammy Davis Jr., Pat Boone, Frank Sinatra and Julie Andrews.

She also holds the distinction of being the first Filipino to win in an international music festival by bagging the Best Performer Award during the 1st Tokyo Music Festival.

Corrales once had a Kapamilya show “An Evening with Pilita,” which aired on ABS-CBN from 1965 to 1972 and is considered one of the benchmarks in Philippine broadcasting history.

“The X Factor” is a world-renowned musical franchise by Simon Cowell that started in the UK.

ABS-CBN bagged the exclusive rights to localize the program with KC Concepcion as host.

“The X Factor Philippines” will be airing soon on ABS-CBN.