The addition of Britney Spears to The X-Factor judging panel did more than boost ratings for the Simon Cowell-helmed talent show. It reignited one of the greatest pop rivalries of all time: Britney vs. Christina Aguilera. With X-Tina back as a judge on rival hit talent show The Voice, the pop juggernauts are, once again, going head-to-head to see who is the best judge after years of duking it out on the charts.
Of course we’re going to help stir the pot a little by combing through Britney and Christina’s commentary, comebacks and and crazy moments on their respective shows each week to decide who was the better judge. You can join in by voting for who you think was the bigger star, too.
Sassiest Comment: “When you sing you have a really nice, soothing sound and I wish you could wake me up in the morning…SINGING!” Granted Britney’s known for her sweet yet seductive-sounding lyrics, so it should come as no surprise that everyone her notes to attractive duo Jeremiah and Josh were not that innocent.
Diva Moment: Britney had a major freak out over the thunder right in the middle of judging a contestant. After screaming like she just dropped of the top of the first big hill on a rollercoaster she turned to Demi and yelled, “That’s f—— scary as f—!” That’s our girl! (See video above.)
Sassiest Comment: “It was just a little too sweet for me…certain things fell off, but that’s natural. The most important thing is that you’re in.” Just when I thought usually brutally honest X-Tina had gone soft on me she gives one of her good ol’ backhanded compliments. Let’s hope she keeps the passive-aggressive digs we’ve come to love coming.
Diva Moment: After pint-size powerhouse Joselyn choses Christina’s mentoring team, she rubs the victory in Blake Sheldon’s face with a little victory dance, brushing her shoulders off as she worked her way back to her seat.
Round one clearly goes to Ms. Spears. Between throwing out sexual undertones in her comments and her swear-laden rant after that thunder clap, Britney demonstrated why she’s one of the greatest entertainers in the world. Step up your game next week, Christina!