Anthony to Serve as “The X Factor” Celebrity Mentor

There’s no denying Marc Anthony has the X factor… And, now he’ll be helping discover other singers with that same je ne sais quoi…

The 43-year-old Puerto Rican singer has reportedly signed on to serve as a celebrity mentor during The X Factors upcoming season, according to E! News.

Marc Anthony

Anthony, who will form part of judge Simon Cowell‘s team, will dish out advice and guidance to the “group” contestants on the Fox reality singing competition.

“Marc and Simon have known each other for a long time, and Marc’s a huge worldwide-selling artist, so when The X Factor decided to film in Miami, it was perfect,” a source tells E! News. “Marc really likes the idea of spotting new and young talent and he has strong opinions, so being a guest mentor with Simon and his category is perfect.”

Fox, however, has yet to confirm Anthony’s casting. He previously sought out Latin talent on the show he created with ex-wife Jennifer Lopez, Q’VIVA! The Chosen, which was broadcast on Fox.

The news of Anthony’s involvement comes just days after reports that Justin Bieber will also be serving as a celebrity mentor on the show.

The second season of The X Factor premieres next Wednesday, September 12 at 8:00 pm ET.

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