Sneak Peek: Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid, Britney Spears and Demi Lovato Discuss The X Factor 2.0
Empty pizza boxes and Pepsi cans litter the floor of Miami's Fillmore Theater as weary contestants struggle to keep their eyes open and voices on pitch. It's Day 3 of The X Factor's second-season boot camp — and it's also a reboot camp for the Fox reality competition, which struggled to find its voice after being imported from the U.K. last September.
A new panel of judges enters the theater and takes their seats: acerbic Brit and X Factor creator Simon Cowell, global pop superstar Britney Spears, former Disney star Demi Lovato and record exec L.A. Reid. Even with new table mates, Cowell is still the same old Simon. "Arguably one of the worst things I've ever heard," he tells a group of dejected boys after their performance. "Shambles. It was a joke."
Wed, Aug 22, 2012