A Filipino expatriate from Dubai has earned four ‘yes’ votes at her X Factor UK audition. The 33-year-old Filipino mum, Ivy Grace Paredes, gave a powerful performance of Whitney Houston’s All The Man That I Need to impress all four judges on the show.
Paredes now joins X Factor UK’s Bootcamp.In Dubai, Paredes, who is from Malaybalay, Bukidnon in southern Philippines, sings at the Regent Palace Hotel and the Comedy Junction Bar in Al Mamzar. Earlier, she won the UAE’s Global Pinoy Singing Idol, a competition organised by the Filipino radio station DZMM. Paredes moved to Dubai in 2009.
Also, Paredes has participated in singing contests such asTalentadong Pinoy, the Philippines’ version of the Got Talent franchise.She said she was inspired to try her luck on the British talent show after watching the Filipino girl group 4th Impact.
With her newfound success, Paredes is expected to get more invitations to perform at concerts, particularly in the UAE and the Philippines. A Dubai events group has told tabloid! that it is working on a concert next month that will feature Paredes.