X Factor 2012: Leona Lewis, Ne-Yo to perform on first live show

Leona Lewis 2 (X Factor 2012)

Leona Lewis and Ne-Yo will be the guest performers on the first X Factor 2012 live show, it has been revealed.

Radio Times reports that former X Factor champion Leona will be plugging her new single Trouble on the show, ahead of the release of her third album Glassheart a week later.

Ne-Yo, who will be seen with Nicole Scherzinger at judges' houses this weekend, has been tipped to perform his latest track Let Me Love You during Sunday's results show.

Other stars lined up to perform on this year's series include Robbie Williams, Cheryl Cole and One Direction.

It was reported this week that X Factor boss Simon Cowell hoped 1D would help boost this series' flagging ratings.

“Simon knows One Direction wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the X Factor and he now wants to use their success story to save and promote the show," a source told the Daily Star Sunday. “He has ordered producers on both sides of the Atlantic to book in the best guest performers for the live shows.”

The X Factor 2012 live shows start on Saturday and Sunday October 6 and 7 on ITV1 and ITV+1.

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