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L.A. Reid

Britney Spears Would Have

WON 'X Factor'

6/12/2012 12:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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If "X Factor" existed before Britney Spears was famous ... and she competed on the show ... Brit would easily have won the grand prize -- this according to "X Factor" judge L.A. Reid.

Mr. Reid was at the airport in New York this afternoon, and we asked how Britney would have fared if she was on "X Factor" as a young teen -- and Reid replied, "If I was a judge ... she would have won."

But if Reid WASN'T a judge ... we gotta ask ...



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1.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Bull****.

774 days ago
2.

DaveT    

Just his subtle way of saying he thinks Britney is hot and he'd love to do the motorboat in her ta ta's.

774 days ago
3.

LeeMoney    

No way- Britney is a performer 1st, singer 2nd. Try and compare Britney and carrie underwood....yeaaaahh right.

774 days ago
4.

Grace     

Britney daning on stage with a snake lip syncing slave for you would have won . Britney today would have to walk out on herself . She is a mess

774 days ago
5.

Gretel    

Poor Brit-Brit. I like her, I pity her and I worry about her, but iIf she were to stand on an audition stage and sing acapella without the pedophile dream persona that she started out with and all the auto tune etc. she'd get the boot in the first two minutes. Poor thing.

774 days ago
6.

pat    

What is this idiot talking about? She would have been laughed out of the room. She would have walked in with a tape deck, press play and lip-synched.

774 days ago
7.

jdub    

Well that's a big fat lie if I've ever heard one. I like Britney, she's quirky and cute but she's not the greatest singer.

774 days ago
8.

Lo From Wisco    

I like Britney. I think she's good at what she does/did. That being said, there's not a chance in hell she would win the X-Factor.

774 days ago
9.

Pudding Tang    

if 'X factor' is code for Schizo of course she would win. LA Reid must be genius!

774 days ago
10.

Jen    

Are people forgetting what a phenomenon Brit was when she hit the scene? She definitely has the 'it factor'.

774 days ago
11.

nof    

@ Britney-haters


Britney is what the show "X-Factor" is all about.


She's got *it* in Spades.


She's delicious, she's a genius, and she'd have made it big in-field-of-this-diva's-choice.


Give it a rest, haters.


Show some love -


It'll make that-salami-sandwich y'all are eating -


Taste better what with that stale bread ye gotz.

774 days ago
12.

Nick    


She came second on Star Search in the 90's for singing. Search Star Search Britney Spears on Youtube.

774 days ago
13.

Carl    

Using AI as a guide you have about a 1 in 5 chance of being a success if you win. Even less if you were a finalist that didn't win.

Actually, the odds may be even lower given that the two winners that became big successes were the winners of the first and fourth season.

774 days ago
14.

Keyser Söze    

If we're talking about 16-years-old, "Hit me baby one more time" Britney Spears, then oh yeah, she would have won that show for sure.

The sole raison d'être of such competition singing shows like X-Factor, AI or The Voice is to create mega-successful pop-tarts like Spears. So yeah, she would have done just fine it in, especially since she's also from the South.

774 days ago
15.

Barb    

What else was he expected to say? They're co-workers.

774 days ago
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