Tune to Fox tonight and catch an all-new episode of The X Factor. If you're one of those people that are like "Naw, I've already sat through 10 season of American Idol," this weeks special guest should give you a good reason to watch this time. Rihanna will be on tonight and tomorrows episode of The X Factor.
Rihanna is to appear as the mentor to LA Reid. Since LA Reid is the mentor to the "boys" category, during this weeks "Judge's Homes" round, Rihanna will act as mentor-to-the-mentor. It's not as confusing as it seems, just know that Rihanna is going to be on TV tonight and make sure you put on The X Factor at 8pm.
How convenient that Rihanna is to be the mentor for the "Boys" category. From the teasers it seems like every dude is literally passing out when they shake her hand. It is fact that all dudes love Rihanna.
Only half of the contestants will make it through to the live shows rounds, so these guys have to focus and not just play Rihanna's "S&M" video over and over again in their heads.
LA Reid and Rihanna share a history as Rihanna was first signed by Reid to Island Def Jam Records in 2005. At the time LA Reid was CEO of the record label, until March of 2011 when he stepped down and went to work for Epic records.
During tonight's episode, the 32 remaining acts will be divided into four groups: Girls, Boys, Groups, and individuals over 30. They will train and compete at each of their mentor judges’ houses and the entire 32 acts will be pared down to 16.
Fox has announced that Rihanna is the celebrity mentor for LA Reid, but you have to watch to find out the other superstar guests of SImon, Paula and Nicole. From what the gossip scene has been leaking over the past several months I think it's safe to say that Mariah Carey will be Simon's celeb mentor.
Simon actually said, "Her idea was to be the judge of the judges, which only Mariah could come up with. She'll be involved in some form."
So yeah, that's basically a confirmation.
Rihanna's name also slipped through the cracks and we found out last month that Rihanna would appear on the show. That day has finally come! Back in September TMZ reported that Rihanna was excited to appear on the X Factor after appearing as a guest performer on the UK version of the show. According to TMZ she "loved doing the UK finale last year" so much that she came back for more.