Grammy winners Kelly Clarkson and Bruno Mars are set as the guest performers on “The X Factor” U.S. in the episode that Fox will televise in the U.S. on November 23, 2011. As previously reported, it will be a “double elimination” episode, with two finalist acts scheduled to be cut from the competition.
Here is the press release from Fox about this week’s “X Factor” U.S. episodes:
DON’T MISS A DOUBLE ELIMINATION AND PERFORMANCES BY KELLY CLARKSON AND BRUNO MARS ON “THE X FACTOR”
RESULTS SHOW ON A SPECIAL NIGHT WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, ON FOX
THE X FACTOR Top 9 Finalists Perform LIVE on a Special Night on Tuesday, November 22
Global superstar Kelly Clarkson will make her broadcast performance debut of “What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger)” and Grammy Award-winning artist Bruno Mars will perform his hit “It Will Rain” on THE X FACTOR results show on a special night, Wednesday, Nov. 23 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), on FOX. The special Wednesday-night installment will also feature a shocking double elimination that leaves only seven acts in the competition.
Since bursting onto the music scene 10 years ago, Clarkson has released five studio albums, sold 10 million albums in the U.S. and landed nine Top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. She is the recipient of two Grammy Awards, four American Music Awards, three MTV Music Video Awards and 12 Billboard Music Awards. Clarkson’s most recent effort, “Stronger,” debuted at No. 2 both on the Billboard Top 200 and Digital Albums charts. The album produced the single, “Mr. Know It All,” which marks Clarkson’s ninth Top 10 hit.
Mars is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, producer and musician. After co-producing and performing on two of 2010’s biggest hits (B.o.B’s “Nothin’ On You” and Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire”), Mars’ first solo single “Just the Way You Are” hit No. 1 in multiple countries across the world and earned him a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. Mars’ debut album “Doo-Wops & Hooligans” has been certified 24x platinum worldwide and has produced two additional hit singles, “Grenade” and “The Lazy Song.”
Tomorrow night, on a special “Giving Thanks”-themed performance show, the Top Nine Finalists, including Girls – Melanie Amaro, Rachel Crow and Drew; Boys – Astro, Marcus Canty and Chris Rene; Over 30s – LeRoy Bell and Josh Krajcik; and last remaining group Lakoda Rayne will continue to battle it out for America’s votes, THE X FACTOR title, a $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music and an iconic Pepsi commercial. Don’t miss the Top Nine Finalists perform LIVE on a special night Tuesday, Nov. 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.
Tune in the following night, Wednesday, Nov. 23 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), to the LIVE results show for special performances by Clarkson and Mars, a special Pepsi Choice Performance by the Top Nine Finalists and to witness a shocking double elimination that leaves only seven acts in the competition. Be sure to watch this can’t-miss night on THE X FACTOR, as America finds out which finalists move on in the competition and which are sent home.
Visit www.TheXFactorUSA.com for up-to-the-minute news, videos and information. Become a fan of THE X FACTOR on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheXFactorUSA. Follow the series on Twitter @TheXFactorUSA and join the discussion at #XFactor. Also, follow the judges: @SimonCowell; @PaulaAbdul; @LA_Reid; and @NicoleScherzy.
THE X FACTOR was created by Syco Television and is produced by Syco Television and FremantleMedia North America. Rob Wade and Siobhan Greene are executive producers for Syco Television. Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Richard Holloway and Andrew Llinares serve as executive producers for FremantleMedia North America.
About Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson has earned herself millions of devoted fans thanks to her feisty, straight-talking lyrics. Clarkson’s hits such as “Miss Independent,” “Since U Been Gone,” “Walk Away,” “Never Again,” and now “Mr. Know It All,” are bold empowerment anthems, which she sings to the fullest with her soulful, powerhouse voice.
As is well known by now, Clarkson first appeared on the public’s radar in 2002 during the first season of AMERICAN IDOL. Of course, Clarkson won and went on to become an international pop icon, selling over 20 million albums worldwide and notching nine Top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
In addition to her recently released album, “Stronger,” Clarkson has released four prior albums including 2003’s double-platinum No. 1 “Thankful,” 2004’s 6x platinum “Breakaway” (which sold over 12 million copies worldwide, spawned five Top 10 hits and stayed on the charts for two years), 2007’s platinum-selling “My December” and 2009’s “All I Ever Wanted,” which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and produced the smash singles “My Life Would Suck Without You” and “Already Gone.”
About Bruno Mars
Singer, songwriter, producer and musician, Bruno Mars feels most at home when he’s performing. Born to a musical family in Honolulu, HI, Mars practically was raised on the stage, due to his father, a Latin percussionist from Brooklyn, having organized a Vegas-style revue that featured the entire family, including his mother, a vocalist.
As soon as he graduated high school, Mars left Hawaii for Los Angeles with dreams of launching his career as a performer. Those dreams got put on hold, however, when The Smeezingtons, the songwriting/production team he founded with Philip Lawrence and Ari Levine, suddenly took off. The trio has crafted major hits for a diverse roster of talent, including Flo Rida’s “Right Round”, Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire”, and Brandy’s “Long Distance.”
With the 2010 release of his debut album “Doo-Wops & Hooligans,” Mars has gone on to become an international star. He has sold 30 million singles worldwide, and was honored with a place on the 2011 Time 100 list. For more information, visit www.brunomars.com.