Published November 11, 2012
As if there wasn’t already enough music super-stardom on "The X Factor" this season, the network will add a splash of Red to its lineup next week.
Taylor Swift is set to perform on next week’s elimination episode, the network announced Thursday night, moments after Jason Brock’s exit.
Swift, 22, will hit the stage and deliver the first-ever television performance of “State of Grace,” a track off her new album.
This isn’t the first time the country superstar has been on an X Factor stage.
Just last month, Swift appeared on the UK version of the series, belting out her hit "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" in a sparkly purple sweater and black shorts, along with a handful of dancers.
Since its Oct. 22 release, Red, Swift’s fourth studio album, has sold more than 1.6 million copies in the U.S., Billboard reported earlier this week.
In its first week alone, the album sold a whopping 1.2 million copies, making it the biggest first week sales since Eminem’s The Eminem Show in 2002.
On Thursday, the X Factor stage was graced with the presence of One Direction, who themselves were discovered by Simon Cowellon "The X Factor UK" in 2010.
The boys performed their hits “Live While We’re Young” and “Little Things.”
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