Audition rounds are over, but the battle is just beginning for the competitors of X Factor and The Voice. And now we’ll really see how the mentoring skills of those shows respective pop-stars-turned-reality-TV-judges, Britney Spears and The Voice’s Christina Aguilera, hold up.
We’ve been pitting them head-to-head in that age-old Britney vs. Christina rivalry each week, declaring one the ultimate star spotter. So pick a side then rip into both with us in our comments section.
Sassiest Comment: “She’s definitely possessed.” Believe it or not, that was the perfect way to describe 13-year-old prodigy powerhouse CarlyRose Sonenclar’s otherworldly skill. Surprisingly enough, Britney clearly had a vision and a lot to say about who has what it takes to win for her team throughout the “house” auditions. Did someone possess Brit Brit and transform her into a judge with a real opinion? Looks like.
Diva Moment: As much of a polite Southern belle Ms. Spears can be, all the hospitality in the world couldn’t stop her from throwing Will.I.Am some much-deserved side eye whenever he got a little off the wall with his mentor comments or questioned her decisions. Someone needs to tell the Black Eyed Peas maestro that it’s Britney’s house.
Sassiest Comment: “Make your decision Cee Lo so we can take one of these off your hands.” The new steal rule added to The Voice seems to be bringing out the aggression in Christina toward her fellow judges. She lost out on a chance to steal one of Cee Lo’s power vocalists, but not for lack of trying. I could see her getting even more feisty when trying to lay claim the best of the discarded singers during battle rounds.
Diva Moment: Coaching for the battles has always been the place where Christina gets to show off her vocal chops with no shame and be in charge. And sing she did! While guest mentor partner Billie Joe Armstrong articulated what the competitors needed to approve, Christina just couldn’t resist demonstrating. Well, if you’ve got it…
This week goes to Britney. Her faces are back and it’s refreshing to see her business industry side. But, Christina might overtake her next week. Between rehearsals and the ability to steal her fellow coaches contestants, we might see X-Tina’s claws back out soon.