Filipina singer and purported X-Factor UK favorite Ivy Grace Paredes had to end her dreams of joining the competition after failing to get a US visa.
British newspaper The Sun reported that she had to exit the show "after she was refused a visa she needed to travel to Los Angeles to film that part of the show."
According to The Sun’s source, Paredes’s visa application "was rejected point blank over an issue in her past."
The report added that the show did try to help her get the US Visa "but ran out of time."
The 33-year-old aspiring singer who hails from Maybalay, Bukidnon was supposed to progress to the Judges Houses in the US before she was forced to leave the show.
Paredes had previously noted that she was inspired by the success of the Cercado sisters (who were also known as the Filipino girl group 4th Impact) on the show.