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Will You Be Watching Britney Spears and Demi Lovato on “The X-Factor”?


PI readers, are you fans of the show The X-Factor? The British version of the show created stars such as singer Leona Lewis and groups like One Direction. Nigel Lythgoe and Simon Cowell brought The X-Factor over to America to find the next big thing in music. Now, Britney Spears and Demi Lovato are joining The X-Factor‘s cast of judges.

There seems to be an epidemic of talent shows on TV that feature celebrity judges. Mariah Carey is going to be a judge on American Idol with Nicki Minaj. And then we have The Voice, which features Christina Aguilera, the lead singer of Maroon 5’s Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green and country singer Blake Shelton.

In addition, don’t forget about America’s Got Talent, hosted by Nick Cannon and judged by the panel of Piers Morgan, Howie Mandel and Sharon Osbourne. All of these shows are showcasing the bravest, craziest, best and worst talent.

These shows are fairly new to society–except for the old show Star Search, in which Britney Spears actually competed when she was younger. In fact, she was defeated by a male singer and came in second place!

Some of the best artists have come from competitive shows. American Idol was a sensation when it first started and Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Ruben Studdard, among many others, have become stars from TV competitions.

Simon Cowell commented on new judge Lovato and said:

At 20 years old, she’s been through it all–and is a bit of a rebel, which I like–but she’s very open about her problems…she’s not embarrassed to talk about what’s happened in her life. You look at Demi and how she has her life together, a No. 1 single [‘Give Your Heart a Break’] this week and people really like her. She’s a survivor! (Life & Style Magazine)

How do you feel about the new X-Factor show that just aired? Are you happy with the choice of judges? Do you think these “talent shows” shows are interesting or disappointing, or are you indifferent?

[Source: eonline.com]

[Source: Life & Style Magazine]

[Source: theXfactorUSA.com]


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  1. Project Inspired

    Posted by softballcat8 on October 8, 2012 at 14:27

    I loveee the voice!!! (:

  2. pinkpenguin318

    Posted by pinkpenguin318 on September 28, 2012 at 18:44

    I’ve been watching X Factor with my family. We think that it’s much better with Lovato replacing the ever-annoying Paula Abdul.

    I used to love American Idol and watched it faithfully. I still liked it even when Simon and Paula left and Steven and J-Lo replaced them. But now that Nicki Minaj is going to be a judge, I’ll only watch it once, just to see what it’s like, I’m sorry, but if you’re going to put a recording artist that uses auto-tune to “sing,” that’s not talent. That’s, to use Simon’s vocabulary, rubbish!

    My family also watches The Voice. I like the judges and the way the show works. It’s not as good as the X Factor or American Idol, but I still like that they first judge you based solely on your voice. But overall, these shows have one thing in common that I love about them: they’re all about finding an amazing voice and giving them a prize that they deserve–usually a recording contract with a few other things thrown in. 😀

  3. Project Inspired

    Posted by livelovedance21 on September 26, 2012 at 16:59

    I do think Demi Lovato was a good choice, because she still has some talent and doesn’t use mass amounts of autotune. But Britney definitely wasn’t. She is a very good singer, but you can’t tell anymore because of how much autotune she uses. It really does make me sad, because Britney is sort of mean to the contestants. They are supposed to give CONSTRUCTIVE critism, to help and not to hurt, and I feel like she doesn’t do that well.

  4. Project Inspired

    Posted by jlm on September 26, 2012 at 09:00

    I love this show so far! Demi is one of my role models because she has been through anorexia and cutting and bulimia and is now really confident! I do think Simon is really mean sometimes, and some of the things he says are unnecessary. I don’t think Britney is a good influence, mainly because her music is inappropriate and she’s gotten into so much trouble. Other than that I love it! 🙂

  5. Paris

    Posted by Paris on September 25, 2012 at 20:25

    These shows are positive,entertaining and people love them!

  6. HurricaneMurphGirl

    Posted by HurricaneMurphGirl on September 25, 2012 at 20:21

    Honestly, I couldn’t care less, because, in fact, I don’t care at all! =) I mean, the whole thing seems sort of pointless to me. Watch a bunch of people sing, dance or preform to become “the next big thing” and then, next season, someone replaces them, and eventually, they’re forgotten. The whole thing seems shallow and silly to me. I just don’t understand what all the fuss is about. Anyone else feel that way, or am I the only one???

  7. Project Inspired

    Posted by YouHadMeAt_Believe on September 25, 2012 at 17:02

    Hahahah, i used to be OBSESSED with these shows XD I mean I watched the voice the other day, but since I welcomed Jesus into my heart, I don’t have to watch this everytime 😀

  8. ruthie27064Him

    Posted by ruthie27064Him on September 25, 2012 at 14:14

    Well, it’s kind of a toss up, because on one hand, it’s really great to see people succeed on shows like this, especially ones with good character. But on the other hand, there are people on the show that do crazy, ridiculous, and embarrassing things, just to get a little bit of attention. The judges, I think, know their music, and that’s important, but, like it was said previously, they can be really mean. I don’t really watch them because it’s hard for me to not get emotionally involved, and for someone who is already emotionally charged on a regular basis, it’s not a healthy thing. So, yea. Sorry for ranting. 🙂

  9. Project Inspired

    Posted by 88do on September 25, 2012 at 13:23

    Piers Morgan wasn’t on America’s Got Talent this year- he’s on CNN now. Just a fyi 🙂

  10. pinkgodlover

    Posted by pinkgodlover on September 25, 2012 at 12:40

    i don’t watch x-factor but i kinda like demi lovato

  11. nattles345

    Posted by nattles345 on September 25, 2012 at 07:16

    I think the judges on the X factor now are pretty good picks except for Britney, because when people don’t do well in auditions, she can be really negative towards them, and she doesn’t say nice things to them sometimes. If I was on stage and she would have said some of the negative stuff she said before it would have really hurt my feelings (plus she would be embarrassing you in front of thousands of people!). I know the X Factor is a place to be judged on your talents, etc, but I just don’t like how some of the judges treat some people.

  12. sierra96

    Posted by sierra96 on September 25, 2012 at 07:13

    I love Demi! and I love to watch the X factor!! I sony really like Britney ! Her music and how she has got into so much trouble is not someone I want to look up to! I love that Demi is open to her struggles in life and shares them with girls to help girls that have the same problem. As far as I know Demi has not become of this world like most famous singers do! But time will tell!! I hope she stays strong!!

  13. IdaPahus

    Posted by IdaPahus on September 25, 2012 at 06:22

    I find some of these shows entertaining,but I think it´s really important not to compare yourself to these singers!!

  14. hannah1997

    Posted by hannah1997 on September 25, 2012 at 05:55

    I do enjoy these kinds of shows, but I rarely ever get to watch them because I never watch TV!! 🙂 so I wouldn’t know….