Well, the X Factor here in the US is going from strength to strength. As we move into the next stage of the show, I think the 4 judges will really have their jobs cut out for them as they attempt to cull all this top talent into a final 12 entering the live shows.
Personally, I’m really looking forward to a couple of things. Firstly, I want to see Bieber, Marc Anthony, Joe Jonas and Will.I.Am’s take on the talent so far. What kind of sway will they have over Simon or Britney and will they have anything interesting to say about the musicians or their choice of music? Also, just how well will Britney and Demi be able to mentor their chosen group of hopefuls, against seasoned pros, LA and Simon?
However, the more people I talk to about the show, the more people agree that the new judges are way more enjoyable than last year. They don’t say as much but their looks and squirms of disapproval, especially from Britney Spears, say it all.
It is still crazy to believe that Simon managed to convince Britney to do the show, especially given her state of mind over the last few years. It also almost didn’t happen. Simon has been very vocal about how Brit quit the show on the first day of shooting. Luckily for us, Cowell managed to use his powers of persuasion to get her to stay on and I’m sure all fans of the pop goddess are very happy he did.
It doesn’t mean she is through the worst of it yet though. This week Britney has reportedly had her phone and internet use restricted. She’s been under the conservatorship of her father Jamie for more than four years and he’s trying to protect her from seeing any negative stories. She's currently not allowed to access any gossip websites and her phones and laptops have certain sites blocked in case she tries to break the rules.
Crazy to think that someone as rich, powerful and popular as Britney Spears cant search the net like the rest of us but guess that’s the price of fame.