'The X Factor' Sneak Peek: Rihanna Brings Smiles to the Guys' Faces (Video)


Rihanna joins L.A. Reid as a guest mentor on Thursday's episode of Fox’s The X Factor. Not only does the singer bring her experience, hit making success, and beauty to the group of very happy male singers, but she also knows what they’re going through.

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“I know this is a very big day for you guys,” Rihanna, 23, says. “I know you must be crazy nervous, because you have to audition for this scary guy right here. I know what that’s like.”

Reid discovered the singer six years ago when she auditioned for Def Jam Recordings. Since then, she has released six albums and several chart-topping singles including “SOS,” “Umbrella,” and “Disturbia.” Nominated for a Grammy nine times, Rihanna won for Best Rap/Song Collaboration for "Umbrella."

In addition to Rihanna, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Enrique Iglesias and Pharrell Williams will also guest mentor on the Fox show.

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Due to rain that delayed Game 4 of the American League Championship Series, Fox shifted the show's schedule. Thursday’s episode will be the first from the judges’ homes. The next episode will air Sunday at 8 p.m. followed by another new episode next Tuesday at 8 p.m.

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