‘X Factor’ Winner to Star in Super Bowl Pepsi Commercial

Show also announces key dates for contestants

The winner of Fox's new "X Factor" is going to get some major exposure, and not just on the show: The singer will also star in a Pepsi commercial scheduled to air on NBC during Super Bowl XLVI.

Pepsi is the biggest advertiser for Simon Cowell's new singing competition, and the ad comes in addition to the show's main prize: a previously announced $5 million recording contract with Sony Music/Syco.

This year's Super Bowl was the most-watched television program in U.S., history with an average of 111 million viewers. The 2012 Super Bowl airs Feb. 5.

Fox announced the commercial at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, where it also announced details of the "X Factor" schedule.

As previously announced, it will debut Wednesday, Sept. 21 and Thursday, Sept. 22 with two two-hour episodes. Fox also announced some other key dates: The show's "Boot Camp" for contestants will begin Wednesday, Oct. 5; visits to judges homes will start Wednesday, Oct. 12, finalists will be revealed Tuesday, Oct. 25, and finalists' first live performance show will air Wednesday, Nov. 2.