via press release:
TOP 11 FINALISTS PERFORM SONGS FROM THE MOVIES
TONIGHT ON “THE X FACTOR”
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, ON FOX
POP ARTISTS WILLOW SMITH AND JESSIE J
TO PERFORM ON “THE X FACTOR”
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10
The Top 11 Finalists, including Girls – Melanie Amaro, Rachel Crow and Drew; Boys – Astro, Marcus Canty and Chris Rene; Over 30s – LeRoy Bell, Stacy Francis and Josh Krajcik; and Groups – Lakoda Rayne and The Stereo Hogzz will perform songs from the movies LIVE tonight Wednesday, Nov. 9 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Be there as the remaining finalists 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.
Then, on the Live Results show Thursday, Nov. 10 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), pop star Willow Smith and one of today’s hottest singer/songwriters, Jessie J, will take to THE X FACTOR stage to perform their respective hits, “Fireball” and “Domino.” Tune in to see these electrifying performances, as well as who moves on in the competition and who is sent home.
Immediately after the performance show tonight, fans will be able to vote via 1) Twitter at twitter.thexfactorusa.com; 2) Verizon Touch Voting on The Xtra Factor App on Verizon Android devices; 3) toll-free calling; 4) text messaging for Verizon Wireless customers; and 5) online at TheXFactorUSA.com. Fans with valid Facebook accounts can also vote at Facebook.com/TheXFactorUSA.
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.
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 Willow Smith
At the age of 11, Willow Smith has already been seen on the big and small screen opposite some of today’s most successful actors and actresses, including her father Will Smith. Wanting to pursue her real passion, Smith launched her music career with the release of the hit single, “Whip My Hair,” which debuted to rave reviews and quickly became a dance anthem, selling more than two million copies. In the fall of 2010, Smith signed with Jay-Z’s record label, Roc Nation. Continuing to make waves in the music industry, Smith teamed up with hip hop superstar Nicki Minaj in the fall of 2011 for her third single “Fireball.” The duo shot the music video for “Fireball” under the direction of acclaimed video director Hype Williams.
Smith also is a philanthropist serving as a youth ambassador, alongside her brother Jaden Smith, for Project Zambi in conjunction with the Hasbro Corporation. She is currently working on her debut album scheduled for release in 2012. Smith is the recipient of several awards including an NAACP award for Outstanding New Artist and BET’s “YoungStar” award.
About Jessie J
It’s been a phenomenal year for British superstar Jessie J. Since winning the acclaimed BBC Sound of 2010 poll and the 2011 Brits Critics’ Choice Award, J has racked up 19 global No. 1 hits, selling over two million albums and five million singles worldwide. She’s also stormed across the live music scene with two sell-out tours and a string of renowned world festival performances at Glastonbury, Bestival, V Festival and The Big Chill festival, where she opened for Kanye West. Her Lava/Universal Republic debut album “Who You Are,” showcases the skills of a gifted lyricist while highlighting an unforgettable journey. In the last few years, J has penned songs for the likes of Chris Brown and Lisa Lois, the winner of Holland’s “The X Factor.” Her life inspired the melody of a major hit record, “Party in the USA,” performed by Miley Cyrus. J has had huge success in the U.S. with the Dr. Luke-produced “Price Tag,” an upbeat, energetic dance number that highlights her booming voice.