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L.A. Reid

Britney Spears Would Have

WON 'X Factor'

6/12/2012 12:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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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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16.

samson    

If Britney Spears, who's essentially a (sorta) dancer with a record contract and a questionable amount of talent, would have a won X Factor had it existed before she was famous, that's not saying much for the competition.

761 days ago
17.

nof    

It's just about risk and putting-it-out-there knowing you're going to get banged-up either way.


What Britney did was/is historic.


Like when SNL came on the scene historic.


Precedent-setting.


She put herself in position to get up with the bases loaded -


Then she hit it out of the stadium.


C'mon, give her credit - twas and is unbelievable.

761 days ago
18.

kronenburg    

LOL! Only if they allowed auto-tune during the performances.

761 days ago
19.

WHAT IN THE WORLD    

I have only two things to ask:
1. What new, synthetic drug is he on?
2. How much was he paid to say that?
L.A. Reid...Please!!!

761 days ago
20.

Fifty Shades of WTF    

Lip syncing won't cut it in X Factor

761 days ago
21.

Truth    

OH PULEEEEZZZ... BRIT BRIT WOULD HAVE HER LIP SYNCING AUTO-TUNED ROBOTIC STAGE PRESENCE AZZ BOOTED OFF 'THE VOICE' IN 2 SECONDS. LA REID HAS HIS AZZ HANDED TO HIM SEEING THAT HE'S BEEN FIRED FROM EVERY FREAKIN LABEL HE'S HEADED. DEF JAM WAS GONNA CAN HIS AZZ BEFORE HE TOOK THE XFACTOR GIG. NOW HE'S GONNA BRING DOWN EPIC RECORDS. #EPICFAIL #TRUTH!!

761 days ago
22.

Irka    

Britney was a hell of a dancer and performer in her glory days, but she has never been much of a singer. her singing is actually pretty awful, but the girl knew how to put on a show.

761 days ago
23.

Don Martin    

Yeah! She would have won .....with the lame ass X Factor judges manipulating things.

761 days ago
24.

NDNchief    

HAhahahahahahahahahahahahahaha ! ! ! ! ! !
Thanks for the laugh TMZ. This site sucks now, but, that statement was funny. Been awile since this site entertained me.

761 days ago
25.

Max    

Well, not too sure about that. I think it's just a sign that LA Reed is a classy guy when it comes to respecting other artists.

761 days ago
26.

Sue    

I am so sick of all of these judges AND this show. Somebody make it stop.

761 days ago
27.

Christina Lawrence    

Okay, back in my teen years, I went to go see an NSYNC concert and britney opened for them, and lord she couldn't sing!!! SO SHE would not have won! She needs autotune!

761 days ago
28.

Cheetara    

Gotta disagree with L.A....it was the teenage schoolgirl crap that made her famous-for a lot of horny men- not her voice. Honestly I didn't think she'd last as long as she has.

761 days ago
29.

Meggie24    

She lost on Star Search. Why would X Factor be any different?

761 days ago
30.

SusanCoyote    

She can't sing live!!! She is all lip-syncing and auto-tune.

761 days ago
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