X Factor 2016: Ivy Grace Paredes' amazing audition shocks judges

Ivy Grace Paredes

Ivy Grace Paredes shocked the X Factor 2016 judges in tonight's auditions with a truly stunning performance.

The rousing audition had Simon Cowell exclaiming: "It was incredible!"

33-year-old Ivy Grace had flown from the Philippines to be a part of The X Factor, just like last year's finalists 4th Impact (originally 4th Power) sisters.

Ivy Grace on The X Factor
Ivy Grace on The X Factor

She told cameras in tonight's show: "Last year I was browsing the internet because I only watch X Factor on YouTube because I don't have television. I watched 4th Impact, a group of four Filipino sisters. When I watched them I got really inspired that if they can make it, I can make it two."

Ivy Grace, who has a little girl back in the Philippines, continued: "I'm not getting any younger, but I can still be on stage which is why I am here on The X Factor. If I get the four yesses today, I go crazy, I want this."

After a VERY big and powerful performance of Whitney Houston's All The Man That I Need the judges were stunned.

Simon reacted: "What just happened there?!"

"She just sang our faces off, pretty much, that's what happened," replied Nicole Scherzinger. "Everybody comes in here and says they want it so bad but that is called wanting it and fighting for it."

Asked why she chose to come over just for The X Factor, a tearful Ivy Grace said: "For me, I believe this is the biggest competition and I want to be a part of it. X Factor can give me the stepping stones I need to do good in the future because this is all for my daughter."

With four yeses, Ivy Grace is through to bootcamp, but can she replicate the success of 4th Impact?

The X Factor continues next weekend on ITV with the final auditions and bootcamp.

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