WATCH: Filipino Singer Ivy Grace Paredes Forced To Quit X Factor UK After Failed US Visa Application

Filipino singer Ivy Grace Paredes from Malaybalay, Bukidnon, has been forced to quit The X Factor UK after she was refused a US visa she needed to travel to Los Angeles to film the next part of the show.

According to SUN, Ivy made it through Boot Camp and the Six Chair Challenge of the competition and she was all set to head to the Judges’ Houses round.

However, the 33-year-old Filipino singer was unable to obtain a US visa to film on location in Los Angeles due to “an issue with her past”, which has not been disclosed.

“Ivy was a real hope for the judges after her audition but her dreams are in tatters,” a source said. “She was point blank refused the visa. X Factor tried their best to help, but ran out of time.”

“There was an issue with her application being approved. That meant she was not granted a visa in time and sadly had to withdraw from the competition,” X Factor spokesperson added.

Last week, Ivy wowed the judges with her powerful rendition of “All The Man I Need” by Whitney Houston during her audition. X Factor judge Simon Cowell even called her performance as “one of the best we’ve ever had”.

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