or


[10/31/12 - 10:05 AM]
Adrienne Bailon and Jesse Giddings to Host "The X Factor's" "Pepsi PreShow Live" at TheXFactorUSA.com
Plus: Jim Cantiello, formerly of MTV News, will return for his second season as digital correspondent.

[via press release from FOX]

HOT FROM FOX...

ADRIENNE BAILON AND JESSE GIDDINGS TO HOST "THE X FACTOR'S" "PEPSI PRESHOW LIVE" AT THEXFACTORUSA.COM

Jim Cantiello Returns As Digital Correspondent

Season One Finalist Rachel Crow to Appear on Debut Episode of "Pepsi PreShow Live" Thursday, November 1

FOX, Syco and FremantleMedia announced today that actress/singer Adrienne Bailon, who is best known for her work in 3LW and the Cheetah Girls; and Jesse Giddings, a former MuchMusic Canada V.J. and musician, will join THE X FACTOR's "Pepsi PreShow Live" as hosts. Jim Cantiello, formerly of MTV News, will return for his second season as digital correspondent.

The hour-long web-exclusive program streams live every Wednesday, one hour prior to THE X FACTOR's weekly performance shows, at 7:00-8:00 PM ET live/4:00-5:00 PM PT live on thexfactorusa.com, pepsi.com and on The Xtra Factor app. "Pepsi PreShow Live" features interviews with the contestants, the judges, THE X FACTOR production team, reporters and pundits, celebrity guests and, of course, the fans. The first "Pepsi PreShow Live" program for Season Two will stream on a special night, Thursday, Nov. 1 (7:00-8:00 PM ET live/4:00-5:00 PM PT live), and will feature Season One alum Rachel Crow, as well as THE X FACTOR Supervising Producer and Choreographer Brian Friedman and pop culture pundits Jared Eng of JustJared.com and SuChin Pak of MTV fame, among other special guests.

"I feel so honored to be a part of THE X FACTOR family. I am a huge fan of the show and a huge fan of music. I started my career in music as a teen, so I'm excited to be a part of show that discovers great talent...real talent!" said Bailon, of joining "Pepsi PreShow Live."

Added Giddings, "I'm thrilled at the opportunity to host the 'Pepsi PreShow Live' on this season of THE X FACTOR. I've been a fan of the show and Simon Cowell for years. This season promises to be amazing! I can't help but get excited about the possibilities. The contestants are so talented; it'll only make my job easier. I can't wait to bring all the excitement and exclusive access from backstage at THE X FACTOR to the fans online."

"I couldn't be happier to be back on THE X FACTOR team," said Cantiello. "I'm chomping at the bit to ask the judges the burning questions that viewers ask themselves each week. If by the end of Season Two, I haven't made Simon cry during an interview, I will have failed."

This week on THE X FACTOR, the Top 16 will perform live for the first time on a special two-hour-and-seven-minute show Wednesday, Oct. 31 (8:00-10:07 PM live/ PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Hosts Khloé Kardashian Odom and Mario Lopez will take THE X FACTOR stage alongside judges Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, Britney Spears and L.A. Reid. Then, on Thursday, Nov. 1 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the Top Finalists will be revealed, and return the following week to face America's vote.

About the "Pepsi Preshow Live" Hosts

Adrienne Bailon first rose to prominence as a member of the '90s all-female group 3LW, which released three studio albums before splitting up in 2006. During the final years of 3LW, Bailon began working on the Disney Channel's telefilm franchise, "The Cheetah Girls," about four teenagers who form a girl group. The telefilms' soundtracks have been certified platinum and double-platinum by the RIAA. The group has four CDs that hit No. 1 on the Top Kid Audio chart and one that reached the top spot on the Top Soundtracks chart. Bailon also has appeared in several films, including playing opposite Samuel L. Jackson in 2005's "Coach Carter." Recently, she starred in her own reality series for the Style Network, "Empire Girls: Julissa and Adrienne" and she is currently working on new music.

Jesse Giddings, who hails from Langley, British Columbia, is revered as one of MuchMusic's respected VJs (2010-2012), having hosted its flagship program, "New.Music.Live." He also is a musician signed to Universal Music Canada. His new EP, "Brighter," is slated for a spring 2013 release. In addition, Giddings is an international model represented by Elite Models and has worked as a model in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Toronto.

Jim Cantiello is a pop culture addict who has worked for years as a producer, writer and correspondent for MTV News. His quick-witted 60-second recaps of popular reality TV shows earned him raves from fans and celebs alike, including Bravo's Andy Cohen and Martha Stewart. In 2011, while covering THE X FACTOR's press junket, Cantiello's fun and fiery questions caught the eye of Simon Cowell, who instantly tapped him to be a digital correspondent for the show's "Pepsi PreShow Live." Prior to that, he developed and piloted a Yahoo web series, "Primetime In No Time," that went on to break Internet records in 2008. Other notable works include 2009's "MTV Detox" and "Date Night with Martha Stewart," on which he and his producer pal, Brendan Kennedy, wined and dined the domestic goddess on her daytime Hallmark Channel talk show.

Cantiello's hilarious recap of Season Two of THE X FACTOR can be seen here: http://www.thexfactorusa.com/news/article/the-x-factor-season-2-recap-in-just-60-seconds.

About THE X FACTOR

THE X FACTOR was the most social television show of 2011, achieving more than three billion digital impressions and approximately a quarter of a billion YouTube views. THE X FACTOR won a 2012 Cannes Digital Lion for Branded Content and swept the Social TV awards, winning Best TV Show Specific Social TV Award, Best Social TV Integration of Twitter and Best of Show Social TV Award for overall excellence in Social TV.

In 2012, THE X FACTOR continues to break social TV records with the most fan engagement of any series on television and three times the social activity of its genre competitors. Each episode consistently achieves more Twitter trending topics than the competition. The second season premiere of THE X FACTOR shattered the record for a series premiere, garnering 1.4 million social comments, according to Bluefin Labs.





  [october 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· X FACTOR, THE (FOX)





[09/04/15 - 12:00 PM]
Disney Channel Orders Family Comedy Series "Stuck in the Middle"
Jenna Ortega stars as Harley Diaz, an engineering whiz who uses her inventions to navigate life as the middle child in a family of seven kids.

[09/04/15 - 09:56 AM]
Every Major CBS News Broadcasts Posts Year-to-Year Viewer Growth and Strong Deliveries of Adults 25-54
CBS News further spins the numbers for the week of August 24-30.

[09/04/15 - 09:43 AM]
ESPNU Extends College Football Weekend, Debuts "College Football Sunday" Program
ESPNU will extend the college football weekend with the debut of "College Football Sunday" starting this week, September 6, and continuing throughout the college football season.

[09/04/15 - 08:31 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Rides "Big Brother," "Big Bang" to Another Victory
Said duo are the night's top draws among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/04/15 - 08:01 AM]
Fall Into Music with CMT in September as Network Launches New Original Specials, Documentaries, Artist Collaborations, Live Performances, Album Premieres and More
The music-filled month kicks off Labor Day Weekend on September 5 live from Charleston as Darius Rucker performs a surprise pop-up show before his hometown in a brand new installment of "CMT Instant Jam."

[09/04/15 - 07:31 AM]
Beasts of No Nation - Main Trailer and Key Art Debut
The powerful new Netflix film starring Idris Elba recently had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival and will screen at the Telluride Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival, and London Film Festival.

[09/04/15 - 06:07 AM]
ESPN's 2015 Thursday Night Doubleheader Sees Significant Ratings Increases Over 2014 Thursday Night Opener
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, September 3.

[09/04/15 - 04:03 AM]
truTV and "Impractical Jokers" Take Over New York's South Street Seaport in Epic, First-Ever Live Event Celebrating Hit Series 100th Episode
The network recaps last night's special event, hosted by Howie Mandel.

[09/03/15 - 08:23 PM]
Video: "Billy on the Street" - New Season: Sneak Peek
Get your first look at the show's truTV incarnation, premiering Thursday, October 8.

[09/03/15 - 02:37 PM]
"The Late Late Show With James Corden" To Host Top Entertainment Celebs, Sept. 8 - Sept. 10
Corden will welcome Alison Brie, Bradley Cooper, Fall Out Boy, Andrew Garfield, Wiz Khalifa, Jeremy Renner and Jason Sudeikis in the course of just three days.

[09/03/15 - 02:16 PM]
Check Out John Diggle's New Costume on "Arrow!"
David Ramsey's character will be donning this gear in the premiere episode of "Arrow" on Wednesday, October 7.

[09/03/15 - 02:13 PM]
Darius Rucker's Surprise "CMT Instant Jam" from Charleston, SC Premieres Saturday, September 5 at 10 P.M., ET/PT
The one-hour show features Rucker performing on the beach at local venue The Windjammer to hits including "Homegrown Honey," "Don't Think I Don't Think About It," "Alright," Hootie and the Blowfish favorite "Only Wanna Be With You" and more.

[09/03/15 - 02:10 PM]
"Grandfathered" Celebrates Grandparents Day with 1-800-Flowers Promotion
Starting today, use promo code "Grandfathered" to receive 20% off an exclusive collection of flowers and treats.

[09/03/15 - 01:22 PM]
"In The Cut" Viewership Explodes in Week Two, Second Episode & Series Become Most-Watched Original in Bounce TV's History
Bounce TV spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 1.

[09/03/15 - 12:58 PM]
"The Chew" Is All About You! Season Five Kicks Off Tuesday, September 8 on ABC
Hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz return for a fun-filled season as your ultimate guides in entertaining from help with a quick fix fabulous meal to aide in a kitchen calamity.