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Marc Anthony

Set to Battle Bieber

... on 'X Factor'

9/4/2012 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Watch out Justin Bieber -- Marc Anthony took a cue from your playbook and just signed up to be the next celebrity mentor on "X Factor" ... LET THE BATTLE BEGIN.

Sources close to Marc tell us ... he recently inked a deal with the FOX talent show to join the cast as a mentor for Simon Cowell's group of music hopefuls ... the pair has been friends for years.

If you recall, Bieber also signed on to be a celeb mentor -- there will be 4 in total, one for each judge -- lending his (ahem) years of knowledge to L.A. Reid's squad.

So here's how they match up ... JB has sold 15 million albums to Marc's paltry 12 million ... Marc has two Grammy awards compared to Justin's zero ... BUT -- they've both dated hot Latin chicks.

May the best man (or boy) win.

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Deelight    

Beiebs is a baby, who will take this guy serious? I am a Jlo fan but would take Marc over Justin any day!!

723 days ago
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lmfao    

Don't you have to have singing talent before you are able to mentor someone on singing? How the hell did Bieber sign up for this job? I guess he can instruct the singers on how to use Auto-Tune and other pitch correcting software.

723 days ago
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Jordan    

X Factor looks about as exciting as watching paint dry.

723 days ago
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Jackie    

I will never support nor buying anything which involves that little girl or boy whatever it is.

723 days ago
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News Flash     

Looks like another great season for Pawn Stars.

723 days ago
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GLaDOS    

What the hell is Bieber going to teach contestants? How to use auto-tune??

723 days ago
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belmarjerzy    

Im so sick of hearing about pointless **** on this site!! **** Justin, he;s a no talent pos that thinks his little ass **** dont stink like some stuck up college girl. Give up the Justin **** tmz. as u can see, im only one of 9 msg. on here about him ONCE AGAIN!! Nobody cares about little ass rich boy that made his money off ****ty ass music and stupid ass teen girls

723 days ago
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oscarpopcan    

its like, grampa vs grandson ... Marc needs a facelift or sumptin

723 days ago
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sidithers    

Skeletor and Kerri Strug

723 days ago
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Truth    

OH THE IRONY.... CANT WAIT WHEN LA REID GETS THE OVER 25 GROUP AND FEMME BOY JUSTINE BIEBER IS THE "MENTOR". LMFAO! #TRUTH!!

723 days ago
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Susan62509    

Marc has the experience and maturity level that Bieber can't match.

723 days ago
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kakes    

Seriously? Beiber? What are you thinking? This kid knows nothing of being a mentor or being a singer. He's songs suck, ALL of them. He is a spoiled lil brat. Well, I won't be watching while he is on there.

723 days ago
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ohreally    

Celebrity mentor? This boy is not even in his 20s yet. Who will respect him as a 'mentor'. I guess if they cast a bunch of 12 year olds he could be valuable in some way.

723 days ago
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Level34    

Wow, they're really digging at the bottom of the barrel, when they have to call on these two rejects.

723 days ago
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your not all that    

LOL wow Simon is trying really hard but SORRRY you lost me with braid dead Britney Spears being a judge....LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL THATS WRONG ON SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MANY LEVELS.....................

723 days ago
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