Kelly Clarkson, Bruno Mars on special 'X Factor,' Thanksgiving week
By April MacIntyre Nov 21, 2011, 18:01 GMT
US singers Reba McEntire (L) and Kelly Clarkson strike a pose on the red carpet EPA/ROY DABNER
The X Factor ramps up the week with a special night on Tuesday, November 22.
Former Idol winner 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 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 winning American Idol 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’ 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.
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.
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