Britney Spears & Demi Lovato’s Debut On ‘The X Factor’: Review Revue

Sep 13th, 2012 // 5 Comments
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Fox’s other reality singing competition, The X Factor, made its season two premiere Wednesday (Sep. 12) with new judges Britney Spears and Demi Lovato stealing the spotlight from fellow judges Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid. We couldn’t stop gushing over Brit and Demi, but apparently there were some contestants last night? Everyone seemed to agree that 21-year-old Paige Thomas was a MILF, and that the whole Don Philip thing was heartbreaking. But let’s be honest, this first episode was all about Britney and Demi. Head below to find out what everyone else was saying about the duo.

:: Entertainment Weekly‘s recapper loved Brit as much as we did. “What I like about Britney on this show, besides everything, is her succinctness. She’s brutally honest, never rambles, and — if we’re to believe the carefully edited clip series of some of her best letdowns — often just says ‘No.’ one, two, or three times to get her point across.”

:: USA Today enjoyed Demi’s bubbly debut. “Lovato cheerily took control, asking the singers to introduce themselves and handing the mike to Cowell to comment on the performances. As the only judge too young to drink, she related well to the teenage contestants.” But the paper awarded Britney with the night’s best comment when she said “I wanna know who let you onstage. I feel uncomfortable with you even staring at me.”

:: The Washington Post enjoyed Brit’s string of “no’s” but they “don’t think the Brit Is The Other Simon story arc is going to have legs.” Regarding the cruel Don Philip stunt: “How many other former Brit-partners can the producers dig up before she cracks? (Actually, she seemed rather more resilient than they might have hoped.)”

:: HitFix thinks Brit needs to step up the wit: “Lots of criticism from Britney. None of it is all that clever, but we’re supposed to be impressed. Simon is. ‘And everybody thinks I’m the mean one,’ he says.”

:: The New York Daily News felt “Spears and Lovato seem to be developing a friendly rapport” and that the premiere was “a win for Lovato.”

:: E! was impressed with the new judges, but worries that it may have been smoke and mirrors: “While we won’t really be able to see the judges’ chemistry until the live shows later this season, if they’re anything like the carefully edited episodes…we’re in!”

:: The Wall Street Journal concluded that “The episode was enjoyable if not predictable. There were a few memorable performances. There was also a sense of hollowness to the proceedings, so much pomp and circumstance, so much self-congratulation that will, ultimately, beget so little.” Sounds harsh, but hey, can you name last season’s winner? Hey, no Googling!

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  1. kick

    brit is no annoying and fat, she;s like the critical mom down the street you thought was a MILF. Instead, she’s straight up weird and straight-forward. She looks like she’s been roughed up too much and she’s purely reactionary to everything. If I se her laugh with her mouth open one more time, I’m throwing a football for her to catch with her teeth. That mouth is big enough. She spoils the whole show.

  2. KD

    Do not like Britney or Demi on this seasons X Factor. There is no chemistry between the judges. Demi has nothing of value to say and when she does speak she sounds dumber than a bag of rocks. Britney looks like she has had a really rough 31 years and contributes nothing to the show other than some oddly contorted facial expressions. Last year I liked X Factor way more than the Voice. This year is quite the opposite.

  3. Carl Williott

    hmmm….that’s rather interesting. I have always been a big fan of Britney’s and she seems to be cleaning up her act and personal life recently. She’s been through a lot and she got into the music and entertainment industry at such a young age. I was really shocked to hear how much she hates Demi Lovato! I wonder how the X Factor is going to get by this season. http://gossip-celebrity.net/index.php/britney-spears-hates-demi-lovato/

  4. NELL

    WTF DEMI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHO WOULD PICK THAT B CECE AND NOT THE GIRL THAT WAS BEING BULLIED! I USE TO LOVE YOU BUT NOW IVE LOST RESPECT

  5. Hannah

    Demi, I think you are an ok judge but you are a better singer.

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