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Marc Anthony to Join the X Factor As A Mentor

Submitted by on September 4, 2012 – 10:42 am Comments

Marc AnthonyMarc Anthony is the latest celebrity to join the “X-Factor.” Anthony will be battling it out against Justin Bieber as they have both signed on to be celebrity mentors on the hit show. Sources who are close to Anthony say that he recently signed a deal with the FOX show to join as a mentor for Simon Cowell’s group of singers. Apparently the pair has been friends for years. Bieber will be mentoring L.A. Reid’s group of hopefuls.

Now to compare the two mentors, Bieber has sold 15 million albums compared to Anthony’s 12 million. Not bad, especially when you consider how much longer Anthony has been in this business. However, Anthony does have two Grammy’s and Bieber has yet to receive one.

As for the new season of “X-Factor” it is still up in the air as to who will be hosting the new season. Reportedly, the new hosts of the show will be announced on Tuesday, September 11th, at a premiere event. The event will draw in some pretty big names, along with the two frontrunners for the hosting gig.

There was previously some talk of Khloe Kardashian joining the show, but now rumors are leaning toward the “Glee” actor Kevin McHale and “Fashion Police” star, Kelly Osbourne. Many are wondering if McHale could handle the job. After all, he was all kinds of awkward with Demi Lovato at the Teen Choice Awards.

The Premiere party is to be held at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, and should pull in the entire judging panel, Lovato, Britney Spears, L.A. Reid, and Simon Cowell. There should also be some “X Factor” alum, including Melanie Amaro and perhaps One Direction.

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If you’re not already excited about the new season, you should check out the promo clips that have just been released on the Web. They show us a bit of how everyone will be interacting with each other and also a bit of the talent for next year. Spears admitted in an interview clip that she had no clue what it would be like to work with Cowell. She only knew of his reputation for bluntness but she does like and respect him.

Cowell spoke a bit of the new contestants for this year and said that he has seen a bit of everything on the stage. Apparently he’s also gotten a bit of sassy from his co-judge Lovato. She revealed that she was initially very much intimidated by Cowell. She even said she was afraid of him, but says that now they banter back and forth and just have fun.X Factor Judging Panel

Reid spoke of Cowell as well, saying that Cowell is one man he looks up to and that it is a huge compliment for Cowell to think of him as a partner. Reid also spoke of the new season saying it’s a bit looser, a bit younger. But we all know this show is about the contestants, not the judges. Spears said they have really been delivering this year, and Cowell added that it’s almost as if they want it more this time around.

We can’t wait to find out who the new hosts will be and hopefully soon we’ll have some word on who Spears mentor is.

Keaven Neely

Keaven is a stay at home mother of two little girls. She writes her blog This Mama Is Crazy and also sells her arts and crafts on her Etsy site. Writer of “The No BS Zone”

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