Antonio ‘L.A.’ Reid confirms he’ll judge US ‘X Factor’March 20th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 20 (ANI): Music mogul Antonio ‘L.A.’ Reid has confirmed that he will join the judging panel of Simon Cowell’s new U.S. show ‘The X Factor’.
Reid stepped down as chairman and CEO of Island Def Jam Music Group earlier this month amid reports he was set to work alongside Cowell as a TV talent show mentor.
He has now revealed the news is true and insisted the role is “an extraordinary opportunity” to find new stars.
“I am proud to stand next to my dear friend Simon, one of the world’s most gifted and charismatic talent magnets,” Contactmusic quoted Reid as saying in a statement.
“The X Factor provides an extraordinary opportunity for aspiring artists of every age and genre to showcase their unique talents. I truly look forward to discovering our next generation of superstars,” he said.
Also Cowell added, “L.A. was my number one choice to sit alongside me on the show. In my opinion, he is one of the greatest ever music executives and of course a fantastic writer and producer.”
“I am thrilled he has agreed to join the show, and for any artist auditioning, they know they have the chance to meet a true star-maker,” he added. (ANI)
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