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"X Factor"

Three Finalists for

TWO Hosting Spots

9/19/2012 5:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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There are 3 candidates still standing for the coveted "X Factor" hosting gig -- Khloe Kardashian, Mario Lopez, and Corbin Bleu -- but only 2 of them will be chosen.

Sources connected to the production tell us the show has decided to go with co-hosts, and Khloe remains Simon Cowell's top pick.

Earlier today, we were told there would only be one host, but it turns out there will be TWO ... and Mario Lopez is indeed the likely choice to share the stage with Khloe. Our bad.

We're told "High School Musical" grad Corbin is waiting in the wings if negotiations fall thru with Mario or Khloe.

As we reported ... E! is worried "X Factor" might take away from Khloe's time on its reality shows.

Stay tuned ...

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16.

Dave    

Corbin would be amazing. He can sing, he can dance, he has TALENT! Simon is desperate! The show is tanking and he thinks selling out to a Kardashian will save the show. How pathetic. Simon, I have lost all respect. Take your zillions and go......

708 days ago
17.

Whome?    

So Harvey was wrong, there are 2 host spots. And even Simon has to know that KK alone could have blown up in his face.

708 days ago
18.

Whome?    

And I never bought the "Ryan has to give approval to Kardashians to go on other shows." They are smarter than that and that already fat reality deal would have been a lot fatter if they had to be restricted in that manner.

708 days ago
19.

some guy    

This reeks of desperation. If they're gonna pick someone from "Saved by the Bell," why not Screech? I heard he needs the work.

708 days ago
20.

Throwback kid    

Well considering Khloe Kardashian has no education, no training as a host and no experience, does anyone really think this no talent wookie deserves this job? Khloe's only experience in front of a camera is talking baby talk with her tramp sisters and complaining that she can't get pregnant. The Kardashians 15 minutes are up, they make millions off the public for doing nothing but shopping and going on vacations. We don't need Khloe and her crude mouth on this show, boycott everything Kardashian, it is time for them to go away

708 days ago
21.

Jordan    

Does it really matter who is the host you are spending millions of dollars when next season XFactor will have to pay Brittney if they want to keep her over 20million for the year and Demi Lavato will be asking for over 12 million then there is simon theese shows are going to keep paying more and more for celebrity talent viewers are declining theese shows are going to just kill themselves, Besides the Winner that nobody will ever remember or know who they are will make more money than Demi Lavato.

708 days ago
22.

Throwback kid    

I'm just going to throw this out there but why don't they get Vanessa Hudgens to host? She is pretty with a nice personality and she actually can sing and dance, She has more talent in her pinky than Khloe has in her entire obese body

708 days ago
23.

Charm    

Everybody keep saying that this for a judge, but people... they are being offered a hosting job. So to be honest it doesn't matter of they don't have talent as long as they can speak well and are good with interactions with the contestants and the judges. And they said they need co-hosts- preferably a female and male. Khloe is definitely in the running and I'm pretty sure that Mario will be chosen because he has more experience than Corbin.

708 days ago
24.

Charm    

Everybody keep saying that this for a judge, but people... they are being offered a hosting job. So to be honest it doesn't matter if they don't have singing talent as long as they can speak well and are good with interactions with the contestants and the judges. And they said they need co-hosts- preferably a female and male. Khloe is definitely in the running and I'm pretty sure that Mario will be chosen because he has more experience than Corbin.

708 days ago
25.

oc    

if this untalented Kardashian host x-factor ..i will not be watching..its that simple...its amazing how their 15min last this long..

708 days ago
26.

Polly    

Of all the Kardashians Khloe seems the most normal. I'd rather have her than either of the two guys. At least she's not afraid to say what she thinks.

708 days ago
27.

joe    

how can khloe be a judge dont you have to have talent and know how to judge talent so she most diffently do have talent so how can she judge this is just stupid guess they let any one do it . my dog is looking for a jod he can judge talent.

708 days ago
28.

Toilethead    

Is there a chair big enough for a big fat kartrashian ass?

708 days ago
29.

sid    

Who, who and what??

This show is DONE.

707 days ago
30.

twilightmom    

Oh E! Channel keep Chewbacca exclusively on E! We wouldn't want her to be distracted or unavailable for any of her and her nasty ass families contractual obligations!!!!!!!
Corbin is a cutey and has a great personality. Mario is experienced also, plus HE isn't hard to look at either. Lol
This is my first time watching X, but if she is chosen I will not be watching. Simons instincts are usually much better than this. Hope he doesn't make a big mistake! (He'll still be he!!a sexy though! Meow!)

707 days ago
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