According to a report on Deadline.com, newly hired X FACTOR judge Britney Spears walked off the set of the FOX singing competition during the very first taping of the show's Season 2. According to the report, the dramatic exit was the result of a contestant "butchering" one of the pop singer's songs.
The walk-off left judges Simon Cowell, LA Reid and Demi Lovato to critique the performance without a fourth panelist. In a similar incident at the start of last season's taping, judge Paul Abdul also exited the stage in a huff after a contestant "dropped his trousers" during his performance.
Spears and Lovato recently joined the FOX reality show after the firing of Season One judges Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger. Host Steve Jones was also fired from the show, however FOX has not yet announced a replacement for his spot. X FACTOR is currently filming without an emcee in place.
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