LA Reid, Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato and a certain Britney Spears will soon be arriving in Texas for their second day of shooting The X Factor USA’s audition episodes, but gossip is still doing the rounds about yesterday’s debut.
E! were there to report on every moment, and seemed happy to relay that Brit loosed up a great deal as the day went on and, by the sounds of it, that Demi could be the show’s equivalent of Britain’s Got Talent‘s David Walliams – by which I mean she was a little flirty but unafraid to tell him where to stick it.
Two episodes were shot yesterday, with 14 acts being auditioned for the first. Britney missed the last four so she could “take a break” (?), but was there for the entirety of the second episode taping. She was a lot more chatty with Demi during the second phase, and apparently the pair even stood up and danced during a hip-hop trio’s performance.
What was she like as a judge? Very sweet, apparently. To a rapper who was universally deemed to have given the worst audition of the day, she quipped “I like your hat”, and when the man to her left was especially scathing to another hopeful she said “That’s rude, Simon!”. She did, however, get booed by the audience at one point when she gave a negative critique. Amazing.
Feisty Demi shot down both Simon and LA on several occasions, and was a massive flirt with the younger male singers. “I like a country boy,” she purred to one act. Her best moment was apparently when Cowell said to a pretty 22-year-old “It’s too bad we didn’t meet 10 years ago,” and Demi chimed in with “More like 30″. Britney may generate the headlines, but it seems like Demi could sneak up below the radar and steal the show.