Marc Anthony performs at Izod Center on August 10, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey

*Marc Anthony has signed up to be a mentor on “The X Factor” and will assist Simon Cowell in choosing the finalists for his category, which is believed to be the groups.


This news comes just over a week after it was revealed that pop star Justin Bieber had also been recruited as a mentor on the show. He was spotted at Simon’s rival judge L.A. Reid’s house helping him select finalists from his category, rumored to be the over-25s.

New judge Demi Lovato is said to have enlisted the help of Nick Jonas to help her pick the best contestants and fellow new judge Britney Spears will be in charge of the 17 to 24 category. It is not clear yet who will join her during the Judges’ House part of the competition.

“The X Factor” is set to begin on Sept. 12 on Fox.