(LOS ANGELES) — Britney Spears and her fellow judges on The X Factor apparently have little patience for contestants who don’t take the competition seriously.
During a taping of X Factor auditions in Kansas City on Saturday, Spears, Demi Lovato, L.A. Reid and Louis Walsh — a U.K. X Factor judge filling in for an ill Simon Cowell — walked out on a male contestant who a People magazine source says “was one of the worst singers and had a bad attitude.” Apparently, the contestant refused to look at the judges.
The source adds, “[The judges] all hated it and walked off.”
The judges returned to the set without Spears to critique one more contestant. Spears returned for a second taping.
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