Access Hollywood interviewed the judges about how things are going, who’s the toughest judge and how they handle Simon Cowell’s attitude.
Britney Spears: “I think I’m a fair judge. Sometimes it’s kind of hard because I know what they’ve been through and being so young and achieving their dreams and stuff… So you just have to use constructive criticism and be there for them and just show them support.I don’t think I’m the toughest judge at all, I definitely think Simon would have to be the toughest judge.”
Britney’s new BFF Demi Lovato told AccessHollywood that Cowell is tough on her, in addition to the season 2 contestants: “Simon’s great, but he nags on me so much that I don’t know if I can take it any longer. I’m a brat. I’m annoying. But I give it back to him. It’s really hard for me to smile if they’re performing and they’re horrible. I have to be super super honest and sometimes I feel bad about it.”
LA Reid on Britney: “Britney is such a massive star that it’s slightly intimidating. She’s really sweet, just really loving and charming, but she’s intimating because she’s such a big star.”
LA Reid on Demi Lovato: “Demi’s like my BBF for life. BFFL. She’s really too good to be so young.”
The X Factor Season 2 premiere starts in two parts. Part 1 is two hours on Wed., Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. ET and Part 2 is one hour on Thurs., Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. ET. Will YOU watch X Factor now that Godney & St Demetria are on the judging panel?