And so it came to pass that the X-Factor judges passed on Chloe Mafia, the Wakefield songbird who can't sing very well, but does a nice line in...pleading her case.
As she demonstrated so ably last week.
But alas, it all came unravelled as Chloe entered the boot camp stage.
And that's without the prostitution angle, the coke snorting allegations and the apparent threats from the father of her baby daughter to apply for sole custody of their child.
The fact is that Chloe Mafia is simply quite a crap singer.
Of course, being out all night, wearing the previous day's clothes and make up, and by her own admission being able to taste vodka in her mouth didn't exactly help either.
Even before being finally rejected, she seemed to realise the inevitability of it all, acknowledging that she'd blown it, big time.
Such a shame and such a tragic waste.
The girl could have been genetically engineered to be a top Spoof subject.
We could have had hours of fun with her.
But hark! The gutter calls. Ashes to ashes. And all that...
More as we get it.