Artist Bio

At the age of only 15, Marlisa stole hearts all over the world during her journey on The X Factor
Australia 2014. With a voice to challenge some of the greatest divas Australia has ever produced, it
came as no surprise when this sweet Australian/Filipino teenager was victorious in the finale
episode. Both likeable and talented, Marlisa has gone from strength to strength since being crowned
the youngest X-Factor Winner in the show’s history.
Despite her youth, Marlisa is a seasoned performer. She began singing at a very young age, and
quickly followed up performing at events, charity concerts and eisteddfods, impressing local
audiences along the way. “I was actually performing alongside my brother, who plays piano, since I
was around three years old. My grandmother said she thought I had a real talent and suggested to
my parents that they continue to encourage and support me. From then on I used to perform at
birthday parties and Christmas parties, and that led onto charity events and competitions.”
Eager – and destined – to audition for the The X Factor, she was previously held back by the
minimum age restriction and waited patiently until she was 14. Within months of her audition she
was performing in front of industry giants John Legend and her mentor Ronan Keating in New York,
dueting on stage with her idol Jessica Mauboy, and winning Australian audiences over with her
adorable and endearing presence.
After signing with Sony Music Australia, Marlisa released new music which immediately topped the
charts. Her debut single “Stand By You” was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2015 ARIA
Awards and was certified Platinum selling over 70,000 copies. The success of the single was followed
up with her self-titled album MARLISA(2014), which debuted at #6 on the ARIA albums chart and
was also certified Gold.

In early 2018, Marlisa extended her international presence and signed with Star Music Phils (ABS-
CBN) as well as Tarsier Records to join other Kapamilya stars. Her brand new self-composed album

‘BRAVE’ was released on March 2019 and featured her hit singles ‘Thank You’ and ‘Steel’. The album
charted at Number 3 on the worldwide iTunes Chart.
In January 2022, Marlisa signed a record and publishing deal with Ostereo Limited, a UK digital
record label and publishing company. Watch out for more new music from Marlisa and her releases
under Ostereo!

  • X Factor Australia 2014 Grand Winner
  • Debut Single ‘Stand By You’ (ARIA) ‘SONG OF THE YEAR Nominee (2015)
  • Melbourne Cup/Oaks VRC Performance – Melbourne Showground
  • Support Artist – Ronan Keating Time of My Life World Tour, Nationwide Tour
  • BARBIE Endorsement Deal (RockNRoyals BARBIE)
  • International Performance at Super Bowl Weekend Exhibition Match, San Francisco, CA USA
  • Featured Artist for ‘Dance The Dream’ Opera House (American PBS Documentary)
  • V8 Super Cars Corporate, Sydney Olympic Park
  • Act For Kids Gala Ball Brisbane – Brisbane International Convention Centre
  • Hannover Re CEO Event at the MCA Sydney
  • ‘Share The Light’ Charity Event, Sydney
  • Brave Butterfly Gala Dinner and Charity – Grand Hyatt Hotel
  • Brisbane and Lismore Children’s Charity Concerts
  • NSW Premier Harmony Dinner – Rosehill Racecourse
  • NFL Alumni/WWAFT Super Bowl Weekend Performance, San Francisco California
  • NFL Super Bowl Media Tour Participant (February 2016))
  • Philippine Airlines, Corporate 50TH Anniversary Sydney
  • Telstra Performance – The Ivy
  • ANZ Performance – Sony Music Boardroom
  • Filipino Australian Arts Awardee, Burwood
  • Philippine Album Tour and Mall Shows, Megaworld Lifestyle Malls
  • Barbie Rock N Royals Performance, Sydney
  • Sydney Fiesta Kultura and other festivals
  • Various Community Concerts Festivals
  • Vocalist – Glenhaven Fair
    Album/Single Releases:
  • Marlisa – Self titled Album – Sony Music Australia (Certified Gold)
  • Marlisa – Stand By You – Sony Music Australia (Certified Platinum) and ARIA Award
    Nominated for ‘Song of the Year 2015’
  • Unstoppable – Sony Music Philippines
  • Forever Young – Sony Music Australia
  • Thank You – Single – Star Music Philippines
  • Brave Album – Self Composed – Star Music Philippines
  • Spotify Releases via Ostereo Record Label
    Musical Background:
  • July 2013 -Triple Gold Medallist at Sydney Eisteddfod Performing Arts Challenge
  • Winner – Gospel Division (15 yrs & under)
  • Winner – R & B Division (15 yrs & under)
  • Runner up – Country Music Division (15 yrs & under)
  • Winner – Vocal Performance (14 yrs & under)
  • Highly Commended – Jazz Division (15 yrs & under)
  • June 2013 – LIVE Auditions Quarterfinalist – Australia’s Got Talent
  • September 2013 – Crestwood Idol Runner Up, Crestwood IDOL

Other Notable Past Performances

  • American Independence Day 2013 – Vocalist ‘ Art Gallery of NSW’
  • Vocalist – Hills Relay for Life 2013
  • Australia Day 2013 – Vocalist ‘National Anthem’
  • Vocalist – Glenhaven Fair 2013
  • Static Dance Member (current)
  • Exceptional Vocalist of the Year 2012 – Sister2Sister School of Singing
  • Vocalist: Christmas In The Hills 2012
  • Performed at Channel 7’s SUNRISE Morning Show, March 2012
  • Performance at Norwest Carols, 19 December 2012
  • Soloist at End of Year Showcase, Sister2Sister 16 Dec 2012
  • Soloist at Blacktown Westpoint, Ronald MCDonald 10 November 2012
  • Performance at Shire Council Australian Citizenship Ceremony 2012
  • Soloist at World Childhood Foundation Concert, Raddison Blue Hotel,
    Sydney, Sept 2012
  • Soloist at Hills Relay For Life 19 May 2012 in support of Cancer Victims, Castle Hill
    Showground, May 2012
  • Soloist at Centre Stage Performance of Event Cinemas Australia “Rock of Ages”
    Movie Premiere, Castle Towers June 2012
  • Soloist at Centre Stage Performance at Event Cinemas for movie launch of
    “The Sapphires” Movie Premiere, Castle Towers, August 2012
  • Multiple Solo Performances for Fundraising Events such as St Gabriel’s 90th
    Anniversary, Castle Hill, Foster Care Kids Event, Parramatta Stadium, Oct-Nov 2012
  • Solo Performances at Crestwood, Epping and Glenhaven Fair, Sept-Oct 2012
  • Solo Performance at “The Aegis Band Concert”, Produced
    by Manila Sydney Entertainment, Rooty Hill RSL 6 Oct 2012
  • Solo Performance at Jose Mari Chan Concert, Produced by Oz Pinoy Productions,
    Blacktown Workers Club, 26 Oct 2012
  • Solo Performance at The Sharon Cuneta Concert, Produced by
    Phil Entertainment Network, Evan Theatre, Penrith Panthers, 10 August 2012
  • Solo Performance at the Launch of Local Independent Political Candidate,
    Hungarian Club, Glendenning 30 June 2012
  • Solo Performance at “Born to Perform” Special Guest Paulini,
    Produced by Bryson Gonzales, BG Productions Entertainment,
    Central Coast Leagues Club, 1 Sep 2012
  • Solo Performance at The Norman Mitchell Comedy Show, 11 May 2012
  • Soloist at ANCOP (Answering the Cry of the Poor) Fundraising Event April 2012,
  • Guest Soloist Ausinformer Tribute to Seniors Week Feb 2012
  • Guest Soloist at Ausinformer Publications Launch Feb 2012
  • Charity Concert for Victims of Typhoon Sendong, February 2012 and
    January 2012, Bowman Hall, Blacktown
  • Sinulog Fiesta 2010, Gawad Kalinga (Couples for Christ), Bowman Hall, Blacktown
  • Successfully staged her first solo concert at the Basement called
    “Marlisa & Friends”, December 2011
  • Performed at the Sydney Opera House 2006 Suzuki classical piano graduation
  • Performed at the International Conservatorium of Music as
    vocal singer/classical pianist 2003/2004/2005
  • Performed her first solo piano concert in February 2006
  • Performed at Kapamilya 2008 at Blacktown Sports Centre
  • Performed at Glenfield Home for the Aged, Dec 2005