Fox has confirmed that L.A. Reid will judge Simon Cowell's "X Factor."
Reid resigned as chairman of Island Def Jam earlier this week. Reid is also expected to land a position at Sony Music, which houses Cowell's Syco Records, the label which releases music by X Factor contestants.
"I am proud to stand next to my dear friend Simon Cowell, one of the world's most gifted and charismatic talent magnets," says Reid 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."Ã¢Â€Â¨
"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," says Cowell.Ã¢Â€Â¨
Auditions for the singing competition The X Factor are set to begin on Sunday, March 27 in Los Angeles at the L.A. Sports Arena. They will continue in Miami, FL, on Thursday, April 7; Newark, NJ, on Thursday, April 14; Seattle, WA, on Wednesday, April 20; Chicago, IL, on Wednesday, April 27; and Dallas, TX, on Thursday, May 26.