We don’t really know what to make of this bit of news, so we’re going to ask your opinion, to help sort us out. The X Factor auditions hit Greensboro, North Carolina, on Monday. We all know by now that Britney Spears and Demi Lovato are on the judging panel too. Apparently, one hopeful seemed to be a massive fan of La Spears and sang “You Drive Me Crazy” — her hit single from way back when — in semi-drag as his audition. The news is that Brit-Brit looked kind of shocked as he performed the number, and L.A. Reid even ended up patting her on her back, while Demi and Simon Cowell cringed and hid their faces with their hands. That must have been some audition, huh? And then she walked off! Followed by L.A. and Demi. To be clear, this obviously wasn’t about the man being in drag, at all. All the reports we’ve been hearing is that he really couldn’t sing a bar straight.
Perhaps they all needed to compose themselves after what seems to be a pretty traumatic experience? We’ve all seen performances like that. Simon, to his credit, stayed and said, “I don’t think she quite understood your tribute.” The performer was quite distraught and revealed he recently had to go on welfare. But this is a singing competition and sad story or not, he wasn’t getting anywhere. But our question is, should Britney have stalked off? This is the second time a report has popped up about Britney walking off The X Factor set. But she cleared the air the last time tweeting, “
#Britneywalksoff??? LOL was just taking a little break people. I am having the BEST time!!!” Britney did come back eventually and said, “I really respect the tribute. It was really nice.” Now, that just sounds fake to us. Because if it was nice, why walk off? See what we mean?
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