Rihanna made a cameo as a special guest judge on Thursday's edition of The X Factor, and RadarOnline.com has the video.
Judge L.A. Reid, who brought a group of contenders to his mansion in the Hamptons, introduced the 23-year-old Barbadian beauty, whose presence ignited the competitors into an excited frenzy.
"I know this is a big day for you, you must be crazy and nervous because you have to perform for this guy right here," the Only Girl singer said, advising the hopefuls to "just have fun" and "knock it out of the park."
The singer was sugary sweet, saying that country hopeful Skyelor Anderson has "incredible vocal dimensions," while calling singer Phillip Lomax -- who'd just performed her smash hit Please Don't Stop The Music -- "very charming.”
The 23-year-old Grammy-winning singer's new album Talk That Talk hits stores next month.