'X Factor' Pepsi Commercial Pays Tribute to Britney Spears & Stars (VIDEO)

PepsiWith all of the hype over the similarities between X Factor and American Idol, I'm shocked that more people haven't noticed the profound difference between the two. While American Idol is clearly sponsored by Coca-Cola, it seems as though X Factor is being sponsored by Coke's biggest competitor, Pepsi.

For those who tuned in this week to see Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul together again, you probably know what I'm talking about. If you didn't watch, you missed one of the greatest Pepsi commercials of all time. The 60-second clip takes us on a journey back to some of the best Pepsi commercials ever, with stars including Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Kayne West, Ray Charles, and even pop legend Michael Jackson.

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The commercial gives me chills. And not just because Britney's Pepsi song was my anthem in high school. (My personal favorite was "Pepsi, for Those Who Think Young.") But it really takes me back to when these commercials actually aired! Oh, the good old days ...

My favorite part is the ending. I love how it finishes with "Who's Next" along with The X Factor logo. Obviously, they're implying that the winner could potentially be the next Michael Jackson or Mariah Carey. It really gets me excited for this upcoming season. I think this is a great way to advertise the show and maybe even inspire new talent to audition.

What do you think of the latest Pepsi commercial? Does it make you want to tune in to The X Factor?


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