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'X Factor'

God Has Enough,

Shuts Down Auditions

7/9/2012 5:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

There was electricity in the air at the "X Factor" auditions in Greensboro, NC today ... because the production truck was struck by lightning ... TMZ has learned.

Sources at the scene tell us ... a major storm rolled in over the Greensboro Coliseum Complex this afternoon ... and knocked out power to the complex.

We're told the lights in the arena went out during the auditions. The mics also went dead.

Sources say some of the judges -- including Britney Spears and Demi Lovato -- were freaked out because of the thunder ... and are now hiding out in their dressing rooms.

Producers have suspended the auditions indefinitely ... and security is on standby in case the storm gets worse and the judges have to make a quick exit.


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Really? Because I know of a number of other shows that need Divine Intervention to shut them down also!

833 days ago


I was there. This isn't even close to what happened. Power didn't go out. Two small stage lights went out and had to be replaced. The judges took two breaks, which they told us would happen before the storm happened. No one hid in a dressing room and the auditions weren't stopped

But don't let the facts get in the way of a good story.

833 days ago

Jay W.     

I bet Britney is SO soft. Yum.

833 days ago


it's a thunderstorm you two air headed dim bulbs. Can these two be that stupid. Seriously, the only thing good that can come from Spears and Lovato would be a spread in playboy and some porn. That I'd pay money to see. They can be together or separate, but that's about the end of it. And security is on standby if they need to beat a hasty exit. Dude, if there is a tornado, leaving is the worst thing you can do. A bunch of pu$&ies if you ask me.

833 days ago


Wasn't near as bad as your "sources" reported. I was there. Did have a pretty bad thunderstorm and a few lights popped and had to be repaired. Delayed the show for a while but nothing major. We have storms like this all the time in the south. Techs made a few adjustment and on with the show. Wasn't nearly as bad as the contestant that
attempted to do a Britney song and all the judges left except for Simon who stayed and tried to keep the peace. Turned out to be a fun night. Great crowd.

833 days ago


This is not true whatsoever. The storm did cause the lights to flicker a few times and then at one point a few lights did go out. The judges went on a SCHEDULED BREAK (they do a short break after every 5 auditions), and during the break the crew worked to fix the lights. They fixed them, and the auditions resumed. The storm never shut down the auditions. So no, Britney and Demi were not "hiding out". All the judges were simply on a break.

833 days ago


i was at the auditions and yes some of the lights went off but the show went on power restored Britney Spears did leave the stage but acting nervous the whole time there was only 2 good guys from my book.

833 days ago

Sydney Harris    

Jesus Christ knows pop singer,Britney Spears,has a mouth.....if you know what I mean.

833 days ago


Why is Simon always scowling with that gloomy expression? I mean, really, if he were me I could understand, however, he's gazillionair with all the perks, don't get it.

833 days ago


A bit of a stretch. No? Anyway, stay calm and carry on. This too shall pass.

833 days ago


That storm is headed north. I'm lookin' at you, Jersey Shore.

-- God

833 days ago


God should have melted that untalented set to the ground.

833 days ago

Jim in Cali    

I read this and I thought it was going to say Britney and Demi are hiding under the table scared of the thunder

833 days ago


It was not that bad. We're used to it here and being from the south, Britney should be used to it too.
I went on Sunday and it seems to me Britney would have done anything to (again) walk off stage and hide in her dressing room; the lightening was a perfect excuse.
On a side note, I'm not sure why she's judging a singing competition anyway..but whatever.

833 days ago


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833 days ago
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