"I've got to be really careful to not show who my favorites are because I'm already invested in the contestants so I'm going to have to remain neutral and that's going to be difficult," admits Mario, who will host with Khloe Kardashian Odom once the Live Shows start on Nov. 1.
He tells us, without naming names, that what he especially likes is the different arrangements of popular songs on the show so far. "What I really like about THE X FACTOR right now is that I feel all the contestants are really taking all these songs that are hot right now, whether it be from Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, whoever, and they're really making it their own. And they're putting such a nice spin on it and personal twist that it's making their performances memorable and I can't wait to see the live performances and see them take it to a whole other level."
Tune in for Mario and Khloe's hosting debut when the Live Shows begin on WED OCT 31 at 8/7c on FOX.