Earlier this week we saw photos of Britney Spears and her fellow judges in San Francisco, CA for a round of public auditions for The X Factor. Today we get to check out a really cool interview with our dear Britney about her role as judge. There has been a lot of talk about Britney‘s judging capabilities but, at last, Brit goes on the record to speak for herself. Click below to watch the video and see what you think of Britney Spears as a judge on The X Factor.
As The X Factor’s new crop of judges travels the country in search of talented singers for the competition’s second season, Britney Spears has proved to be a tough judge who isn’t immune to the intense moments of emotional auditions. “I think I’m a fair judge,” says Spears, 30, who spoke after the show’s San Francisco stop. “Sometimes it’s hard because I know what they’ve been through and being so young and [wanting to] achieving their dreams.” The superstar says she tries to be honest yet gentle with contestants, whose musical aspirations are on the line. “It’s such a subtle and delicate situation when they’re that young,” she says, “so you just have to use constructive criticism and be there for them and just show them support.” As for her tough side, Spears says “tough” is a relative term. “I don’t think I’m the toughest judge at all,” she says. “I definitely think Simon would have to be the toughest judge.” So what does it take to impress Spears? “I’m really just looking for [someone who] shows spark and spunk and someone that’s meant to do what they’re doing and it shows.”
This is a great clip. I think a lot of people are going to be pleasantly surprised when the new season of The X Factor debuts this September. I have a good feeling that Britney will bring a fun element to the show and I cannot wait to see her in action. Anyone who knows me knows that I have zero interest in these kinds of competitive singing reality shows … but the inclusion of Britney Spears as judge makes The X Factor must-watch for me. I can’t WAIIIIITTTTTT!!! I hope we get to see more video clips like this because, as I said, I know many people will be impressed with what Britney has to offer.