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Britney Spears

Big 'X Factor' Announcement

5/14/2012 3:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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It's the biggest TV news in a long time -- Britney Spears officially signing on to judge the next season of "X Factor" for $15 MILLION -- but Brit looked nervous during the big announcement today.

Simon Cowell made the announcement moments ago at the Upfronts in New York -- publicly unveiling the two newest judges on "X Factor" ... Britney and Demi Lovato.

But unlike Demi, Britney sort of pulled a poker face when Simon called her name.

And when Britney briefly spoke, she sounded nervous, saying, "I am so excited about this whole experience. It's gonna be so much fun and so different from anything I've ever done and I'm ready to find the true star." Demi added, "I am totally stoked to be here!"

Yeah, we bet you are.

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76.

Ashley    

Should have kept Cheryl Cole

801 days ago
77.

Jeremy LePrieur    

I would argue that Britney has sold 20x more albums than Nicole and Paula combined and Demi could actually win the show if she was a contestant. That being said, Simon might be losing his curent audience by trying to tap into a different audience.

801 days ago
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D Alexander Toluca Lake    

She is bipolar and now medicated.

Can she put in an entire season without a script nor lip-syncing and able to make insightful comments on her own??

Time will tell.

801 days ago
79.

dane    

I sincerely hope she does okay on the show... she looks so defeated, it makes me sad :(.

801 days ago
80.

Shelley    

Like it or not...Britney has the x-factor! All the negative comments are from ignorant people!

801 days ago
81.

Toilethead    

I'm crapping my pants in anticipation.

801 days ago
82.

Shelley    

Yal need to watch some of Britney's old video's, concerts and all her Pepsi commercial's! She's gifted with creativity. Michael Jackson even said so, with her dancing. The only reason why she lips sings is because she's always dancing. when it come's to live performances, nobody can do it like Britney! check out some of her video's...she wouldnt be the princess of pop for nothing!

801 days ago
83.

Shelley    

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801 days ago
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boricua4669    

I think the show is gonna be a failure, but not because of Britney, but because the show is boring comparing to American Idol or The Voice ! Actually, American Got Talent is more enjoyable than this show ! the novelty of watching Britney is gonna give good ratings the first episodes, but is gonna fade soon !

Big mistake of Simon, have left American Idol !

800 days ago
85.

Jeff Portlance    

It's just to bad Britney can't sing. I will admit she can put on a "Show" but lets her sing a song minus all the digitized instruments. So then my question is this, who is she too judge talent? She was a product of the Mickey Mouse Club and had the looks not the voice.

800 days ago
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Jeff Portlance    

It's just to bad Britney can't sing. I will admit she can put on a "Show" but lets hear her sing a song minus all the digitized instruments. So then my question is this, who is she too judge talent? She was a product of the Mickey Mouse Club and had the looks not the voice

800 days ago
87.

Impressed    

Britney is going to be the biggest superstar to have ever become a judge on a TV show. Britney will also be the highest paid judge. Britney HAS THE X-FACTOR, that is why she was chosen as a judge on a show called THE X-FACTOR!

Haters will continue to hate..

800 days ago
88.

Dalter    

According to the Professional Music Industry Critics that if a celebrity always has rumors, gossip, bad compliments, love them or hate them. It meas you truly star of the planet so I think Britney always experience the people who always critics her. She is so lovely, adorable and charming star ever.

800 days ago
89.

virshi    

she is going to have BRITISH accent again!!she is a bipolar how she can do this?

800 days ago
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BoiledPeanuts    

Good for Britney!

I'm glad she hopefully has found a chance to maintain a little bit of "normal" in her life. :-)

800 days ago
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