Britney Spears may be getting her pink slip from Simon Cowell.
Rumor has it, the music mogul wants to fire the singer as the newest X-Factor judge. It seems Britney failed to live up to expectation and brought nothing original to the judging panel. Nearly 15 years of music industry experience behind her and, well, Britney seems to think everyone’s “amazing”, her words not mine. According to sources, Cowell feels Spears didn’t bring in the ratings and was quite boring. In fact, he and producers feel she didn’t earn the $15 million she was paid upfront. Ouch!
Britney Spears may not have fully recovered from her breakdown a few years back. The singer and current X-Factor judge is already stirring up drama on the set during taping of the show’s upcoming season.
Rumor has it, Spears has walked out on two occasions following the auditions of a few contestants. Apparently, Spears didn’t like the way they had performed a few of her own songs. Or perhaps, it’s difficult to watch someone try to be you.
Spears was also, reportedly, very demanding in garnering the 15 million she’ll earn this season.
Well, it’s official! Britney Spears and Demi Lovato are the newest ‘X-Factor’ judges, replacing Paula Abdul and Nicole Schrezenger.
The ladies made their first public appearance along with creator Simon Cowell and fellow judge and music executive L.A. Reid yesterday at the Fox 2012 Programming Presentation Post-Show Party in NYC’s Central Park, Tuesday afternoon.
How much will Spears pocket from this venture? $15 million! Not sure how much Lovato will make however.
Better yet, does Demi Lovato have enough music industry experience to have been casted as a judge? I’m not so sure about this one. Can’t wait to see Britney though! She’s recovered quite nicely since her famous meltdown a few years ago. I’m sure people will tune in to see Brit if not for the talent. Good for her.
In some not so expected news this morning, The X-Factor is set for its return to FOX but judge Nicole Scherzinger and host Steve Jones are out! To add to that list, Paula Abdul! Although Nicole’s departure was to be expected (she’s a singer after all) and the British host didn’t connect well with its American audience, Paula’s departure comes as a surprise.
After her dramatic departure from ‘American Idol’ and an even more dramatic return to television with the US version of British music competition, X-Factor, Paula Abdul is out again! But why and what happened, many are wondering.
Jones has already released a statement of his own. “I won’t be hosting next seasons X Factor which is a shame but I cant complain as I’ve had a great time,” Jones wrote on Twitter. “Good luck to everyone on the show.”
As for Paula, she nor her reps have confirmed the news. Doesn’t look good to me.
Simon Cowel predicted it, and he was right! Melanie Amaro is the first to win the American version of the UK’s ‘X-Factor’.
The contestant was a fan favorite, almost from the beginning, when she belted out Beyonce’s “Listen” during her audition and received a standing ovation. It was also the same song she chose to sing after her win Thursday night. On her performance she says, “I couldn’t remember any of the words…I was so overwhelmed. It was such a surprise to me.”
Melanie and another fan favorite, Josh Krajcik, were the last two standing Thursday night in the final fight for the throne. After her win, Josh only had kind words to say about his fellow contestant, of course. he tells PEOPLE, “It was a relief when it was over…I felt pride for Melanie and pride for myself. She deserved to win; America decided, and she’s got an amazing voice.”
What does Melanie plan on doing with $5 million winnings from the competition? She wants to buy her mother a new house.
This goes to show, you can never judge a book by its cover. A never been kissed 47 year old Scottish woman, Susan Boyle wowed a disdained audience while auditioning for a slot on Britain’s own version ofAmerican Idol, “Britain’s Got Talent”. As Boyle sang her heart out the audience’s disapproval turned to pure joy and amazement. Even judge and critic Simon Cowell was at a lost for words.