” Meanwhile, fellow judge Britney Spears said lack of preparation could kill an audition.
“A lot of contestants we have been seeing lately are just a little unsure about their performance together,” she said.
But there’s something really likeable about her as well.
‘And I think the show, because it has such a young audience, needed someone a bit younger. ‘They have no problem telling people “No”.’ Speaking from the X Factor boot camp stage in Miami, he added of the two new recruits: ‘They both bring different things’.
He would invite her on stage, although she wasn’t always so keen on the idea.
, calling the couple who have been dating since late 2015, “so cute.” “I saw them together and we had a really nice dinner. I’m happy for them,” Simon said of the 22-year-old singer and 32-year-old judge.
Cowell started his career in the music industry working in the mailroom at EMI Music Publishing.
Fox president Kevin Reilly said of the new panel member: ‘I think you’re going to be surprised at how feisty she is. She knows what she’s doing, she’s been around and she’s seen it all.’ Simon agreed with Reilly, admitting: ‘I’ve always said that the one person I wanted to bring onto the show was Britney, because I was fascinated with her as a person and as a pop star. And she’s quite mean, as you’ll discover.’ And apparently Britney’s fellow judge Demi is also a handful on the panel, with Simon adding: ‘Demi is a brat.“I thought this was going to be quite corny at first when you came out, but actually you’re both good and it’s working,” Simon told them.“I thought it was an incredible version of the song.” Not only did they get a highly sought-after compliment from the man himself, but they also explained that they got an infrequent glimpse into Simon’s softer side.“From the second he opened his mouth while we were onstage for our audition, our impression changed,” Alex said.Cowell attended school at Dover College, but dropped out at 16.He floated in and out of jobs, sabotaging several interviews for jobs set up by his father.
It was reported in supermarket tabloids that Timberlake and Spears, after they broke up, got into an epic dance-off at a club.