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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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Gretel    

Skeletor and the lesbian. This is going to be great TV (not).

697 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

Baaaaby Baaaaby Baaaaby Ohhhhhh. Please give me a break. Can't you find someone else?
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Phishie from Philly

697 days ago
18.

King34    

Mark Anthony is a great singer and a real artist, bieber is a joke

697 days ago
19.

billy    

Bieber or Marc... a double douche moment in time..

697 days ago
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TheEric    

I think this will really help Americas obesity problem. Hear me out...When I see M.A. I can never stop vomiting. Hopefully, X Factor will turn America into a bunch of bulimics and I won't have to look at so many fat asses...On a side note, don't you need more than one hit song that no one can stand from 13 years ago to be a judge of talent? Was Gerardo unavailable?

697 days ago
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CriticXtreme    

White America wants the safeness of Justin Bieber to attract wacky teen then a dude who looks like a roach. Even though he could bring in the Latin audience.

697 days ago
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CriticXtreme    

White America wants the safeness of Justin Bieber to attract wacky teens then a dude who looks like a roach. Even though Mark could bring in the Latin audience to this fake show.

697 days ago
23.

LCS27    

He's a mentor about what-not-to-do.

697 days ago
24.

WOW    

wow u have to be an real artist to mentor someone. Come on now justin biber really?? If any artist looked up to him as an mentor they would be ruining there career and messing up music 4 ever. Anyway i think all 4 judges should be some kind of music producer. The people who make the stars stars.

697 days ago
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Celebrities Suck    

Marc Anthony = real talent. Justin Bieber in a few years when he grows up his voice will change and he'll become a has-been unlike Marc he's a true artist.

697 days ago
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Celebrities Suck    

Justin Bieber a mentor? are you seriously $hitting me? xfactor should be embarrassed for even putting Justin Bieber vs Marc Anthony they should not even have to think about it Marc Anthony is what a true artist/singer is he's a true mentor.

As for those that are saying that Marc Anthony ugly this isn't a good looking contest and btw looks mean nothing, look at yourself before judging his looks. you might be beautiful on the out side but I bet your soul is empty and ugly. "look inward not outward"

697 days ago
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msjakeman2    

I've never gotten the Bieber thing...guess cause I'm not a tween. Love Marc Anthony!!!

697 days ago
28.

DaveT    

Cool, Marc and Justin will work well together, both have fun personalities, Marc's very talented and experienced and friendly, will be a good mentor...and Justin's been teaching himself to play instruments since his preteen years, and performing live for years, good mentor too.....
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"9-Year-Old Justin Bieber playing drums (rare) " at Youtube
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"Justin Bieber-My Guardian Angel " a youtube....live and learn ;)

696 days ago
29.

Ernest De Brew    

Maybe Bieber should team with Demi Lovato instead. I think that he and Simon Cowell do not make a good duo. The reason is their personalities that differ. Simon can be arrogant, impatient, and rude while Justin B can be sweet, patient, and nice.

696 days ago
30.

Petrushka    

Excellent selection. Marc is one the best singers in any language. He's a musician ,composer , poet, and sings like angels. Legend go to him for advise. has been a singer since he was a little boy. Hkows his craf like a master. Now I'm gonna see X factor.

696 days ago
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