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DEC
21
3 YEARS

'X Factor': 50 Cent Joins Star-Studded Lineup of Finale Performers (Video)

In a last-minute addition, the rapper will perform on Thursday's results show.

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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.

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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 BieberStevie Wonder, Ne-Yo, Pitbull, and Leona Lewis.

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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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