October 13, 2011 08:00 AM by Lisa Princ
After a baseball rain delay last night, The X Factor returns tonight on Fox as the final 32 will be whisked away by the judges for some mentoring. We’ll also get some big name guest judges/mentors on the show this week, such as Rihanna, but who else can we expect to see? Keep reading for all the details!
The X Factor fans were disappointed last night when we found out that the show was cancelled due to the baseball delay, but don’t fret, as we will still get to see both episodes, just on different days. Fox announced in a press release:
“The start of the highly anticipated “Judges’ Homes” round of THE X FACTOR is postponed until Thursday, Oct. 13 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Part Two of the “Judges’ Homes” round will now air Sunday, Oct. 16 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) (if no ALCS Game #7). As previously announced, the third and final part of the “Judges’ Homes” round will air Tuesday, Oct. 18 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).
The competition kicks into high gear tomorrow as L.A. Reid begins mentoring the Boys; Simon Cowell mentors the Girls; Nicole Scherzinger mentors the Over 30s and Paula Abdul mentors the Groups. In the “Judges’ Homes” episodes, the 32 acts that survived “Boot Camp” are whisked away to their mentor’s home, or to a location of the judge’s choice, for their final shot at earning a place on the live shows. With everything on the line, the contestants will have to convince their judge – and another surprise celebrity guest mentor, including superstar Rihanna – that they deserve one of the coveted spots in each judge’s final category.”
So who else will be guest judging/mentoring on the show this week? According to People Magazine the four stars we will see this week are Pharrell Williams, Enrique Inglesias, Rihanna, and Mariah Carey! A source told the magazine: “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. 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!”
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