He’s a “Dirty, Dirty Dancer” and international pop star… And, now Enrique Iglesias is headed to “X Factor“…
The Spanish heartthrob will reportedly join Mariah Carey, Rihanna and Pharrell Williams as guest judges on FOX’s new reality singing competition, according to People magazine.
During tonight’s episode, the remaining 32 contestants will head to the homes of Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger and L.A. Reid to work with the judges. They’ll be joined by Iglesias and the crew of guest judges to help the hopeful vocalists before the next round of elimination.
“The acts were totally blown away meeting their mentors at these amazing homes – then it was even more nerve-racking performing for a guest judge,” a source told People. “Some of the girls especially were delighted when they saw Enrique and Pharrell. The acts who met Rihanna were totally speechless – who knows how they managed to sing!”
The 32 contestants are divided into four groups – girls, boys, groups and singers over 30. They’ll be cut down to 16 after visits to the judges’ homes, with only four from each category moving on to the live shows. The judges and their star guests will join forces to decide who stays and who goes home.
Don’t miss tonight’s episode to see how Iglesias performs as a guest judge.
“X Factor” airs Wednesdays on FOX at 8 pm ET.