X Factor's Ivy Grace Paredes pulls out
- Bang Showbiz
- 20 September 2016
'X Factor' hopeful Ivy Grace Paredes has been forced to leave the competition after her visa was denied
'X Factor' hopeful Ivy Grace Paredes has dropped out of the competition.
The Filipino singer - who impressed bosses in the audition rounds a few weeks ago with her rendition of Whitney Houston's 'All The Man That I Need' - has been forced to pull out of the Judges Houses' stage because her application for a visa was refused at the last minute.
A spokesperson for the show told BANG Showbiz: "As with all contestants travelling to the US for Judges Houses, Ivy was required to have a visa. Unfortunately there was an issue with her application being approved which meant that she was not granted a visa in time and sadly had to withdraw from the competition."
It's not yet known why Ivy was denied entry into the America - where her mentor Sharon Osbourne was shooting her segment for the round - but it's thought something from her past cropped up on the visa check and has now shattered her chances of progressing in the competition.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Ivy was a real hope for the judges after her audition but her dreams are in tatters. She was point blank refused the visa. 'X Factor' [bosses] tried their best to help, but ran out of time.
"There has been talk of a past issue causing problems but no one but Ivy knows the reason."
Although Ivy is no doubt devastated about the outcome, her departure has now left room for another contestant - who was axed last weekend's show - to take her place.
However, her replacement is yet to be announced.