Monday, August 16, 2010 10:08am ET by  

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Pixie Lott on 'The X Factor'

British pop singer Pixe Lott says that she wants a male artist to triumph on 'The X Factor' this year.

The star, who joined the judging panel for Birmingham auditions, said, "I think JLS have definitely paved the way with bands because they're doing really, really well. But I also think that we need a male artist, because they are always my favourites."

Lott went on to reveal that she enjoys the audition stages of the ITV talent show, which begins this weekend on Saturday, August 21.

"My favourite part is always the early auditions, when you get to see all the different characters. There are so many classic moments - I love it!"

Channel 4 and 4Music are set to show exclusive coverage of the festival this weekend.