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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2011 file photo, Simon Cowell, executive producer and judge on "The X Factor," poses at a world premiere screening event for the singing competition series in Los Angeles. Cowell said Tuesday he predicts one of the female contestants he's mentoring on "The X Factor" will win the competition. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)

FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2011 file photo, Simon Cowell, executive producer and judge on "The X Factor," poses at a world premiere screening event for the singing competition series in Los Angeles. Cowell said Tuesday he predicts one of the female contestants he's mentoring on "The X Factor" will win the competition. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)

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