December 21, 2011 4:40pm PT by Jethro Nededog, Shirley Halperin
'X Factor': 50 Cent Joins Star-Studded Lineup of Finale Performers (Video)
Fox’s The X Factor judges are pulling out their formidable rolodexes to make sure that Thursday’s finale results show helps the series go out with a bang.
L.A. Reid has now added rapper 50 Cent to the mix. And an inside source tells The Hollywood Reporter that the producer and men’s team judge "still has a couple surprises up his sleeve."
The Grammy-award winning rapper, writer, and producer joins already reported guest performers for Thursday: Justin Bieber, Stevie Wonder, Ne-Yo, Pitbull, and Leona Lewis.
Sources tell THR that Wednesday's performance show will also include some celebrity guest star performances. Avril Lavigne will duet with Chris Rene, Alanis Morissette will be paired with Josh Krajcik and R. Kelly will sing with Melanie Amaro.
So, what else, or should I say who else, could the show have planned for Thursday?
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