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Glee star Lea Michele's (Rachel) new single "Cannonball" is better than we even expected it to be, which is why we can't wait for her to continue to share it with the world. And she'll be taking one more step toward doing so this week by performing it on the season finale of The X Factor!

Lea debuted the uplifting power anthem  which is the first single from her debut album Louder, which hits stores in March 2014  on the Ellen DeGeneres Show last week. Now, Lea has landed an even bigger platform for herself to sing the tune: This Thursday's Season 3 finale of The X Factor!

On December 15, Lea took to Twitter to announce: 

Awesome news! The X Factor always has huge names performing for its final week, so the fact that Lea landed one of those slots is a huge honor.

Lea's song is definitely doing well on the charts thus far. It debuted at number 8 on the iTunes chart in the U.S., and Lea's international fans report that it hit number one in Sweden and Brazil. 

So we can't wait to watch Lea on The X Factor this week. Then again, the one show we really want to see her perform "Cannonball" on is Glee itself, and we explain here. Go ahead and make that happen, Ryan Murphy!

Do you plan to watch Lea on The X Factor? 

Source: Lea Michele on Twitter