Simon Cowell asked Ed Sheeran and Ryan Tedder for advice on 'The X Factor'.
The music mogul is reportedly concerned about the poor song choices on the show so asked the 'A Team' hitmaker and the OneRepublic frontman to join a production meeting after Sunday's results show, on which they had both performed.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Simon respects their opinions as two of the biggest-selling artists and songwriters in the world.
"Ed and Ryan have worked with Syco artists over the past few years and Simon is friends with them both.
"The show already has one of the best music teams in the world, including One Direction's producer and writer Julian Bunetta.
"But Simon is always keen to hear new ideas and wanted to take the opportunity to have two of the biggest music talents in the world become involved."
The emergency meeting came after Simon branded the sing-off between Jake Quickenden - who was subsequently voted off the show - and Only the Young "horrible".
He said: "I don't know what is going on with these sing-offs at the moment, but they were both horrible. The vocals were all over the place."