So it’s a long-established fact now that The X Factor USA is more exciting than The X Factor UK this year, purely because the judging panel is hella better and it’s pretty clear from the weaknesses of season one that Simon Cowell will have gone to hell and back to make it better.
In a new video clip (“new” as in four days ago, oops), judges Britney Spears, Demi Lovato and LA Reid discuss the San Fransisco auditions, with Britney brushing off the suggestion that she is the “toughest judge” and saying she tries to be constructively critical.
What the judges actually say isn’t particularly interesting, but I just love how comfortable Britney is in this clip. That wouldn’t be a big deal for most other celebs, but since The Great Meltdown Of ’07 every interview with her has been so carefully regulated and sucked dry of personality, and it’s reassuring when looking forward to the show’s premiere in September that she could well completely hold her own as a panellist and prove a lot of her critics wrong.
Also Demi is a legend. But we already knew that.