Britney Spears hopes to mold a talented tween into the next X FACTOR champion.
According to a list of finalists obtained by the website VoteForTheWorst.com, Brit-Brit is already at work mentoring her team, which includes four 13 year-olds (Carly Rose Sonenclar, Diamond White, Reed Demming, Beatrice Miller) and one 16 year-old (Arin Tramadol Ray).
This season the contestants are broken down into four categories: Solo singers 12 – 16 (Spears), Solo singers 17 – 24 (Demi Lovato), Solo singers 25+ (L.A. Reid) and Groups (Simon Cowell)
It has been speculated that producers assigned Spears the youngest singers to give her the best chance of winning.
Guest mentors for next week’s “Judges Homes” round include Justin Bieber, Marc Anthony and Nick Jonas and Will.i.am.