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Dubai mum forced to quit X Factor!

Remember the Dubai mum who stunned the X Factor UK judges? If not, check out the video below..

Ivy Grace Paredes, a Filipino expat who was living and working in Dubai before travelling to the UK for this years X Factor, has been forced to pull out of the competition.

Ivy was a favourite to win the competition but because of visa issues, she was forced to drop out of the show. 

The visa problems started when she applied to travel to Los Angeles to film judges houses with Simon Cowell.

Unfortunately the US visa got denied, even with the X Factor teams endorsement when applying.

From the initial auditions, to the bootcamp, to the six chair challenge, Ivy had passed all stages and made it to judges houses.

We're so proud of you Ivy. We can't wait to catch you singing here in Dubai once you're back!