THE X FACTOR: L-R: L.A. Reid, Demi Lovato, Britney Spears and Simon Cowell on the set of THE X FACTOR airing on FOX. CR: Ray Mickshaw / FOX.

X Factor auditions in Oakland/San Francisco finished up yesterday, and I’ve got more audio recorded from the audience!

Simon Cowell was up to his usual tricksy self when he called Britney Spears and Demi Lovato catty after they refused to put through an attractive girl he and LA Reid found attractive. YAWN. (Via Celebuzz)

But the big dramatic moment of the 3 day auditions occurred on Sunday, Day 2. Don Philip, who  sang “I Will Still Love You” with Brit on her 1999 album Baby One More Time reveled he was gay during his emotionally charged audition.

Crying when he took the stage, Britney’s old pal said,  “I never thought I would see you again.” before explaining who he was and how he knew her.

Via eyewitness at BreatheHeavy.com:

So then he talks about how he has been a backup singer and how he wasn’t himself when he last saw Britney and how the past 10 years have changed him blah blah blah

LA Reid asks him how he has changed or why he is different.

The dude comes out of the closet and says he is gay and the crowd claps.

He then says that he didn’t do it before because his parents thought it was bad to be gay and that Britney also thought that it wasn’t good for him to be gay.

I look at the little camera screen and I see a close up of Britney’s face like wtf?! and shes like “no no I didn’t say that”

and then LA Reid stops her and tells him that he has made her really uncomfortable and he needs to stop speaking, Simon follows up and basically says the same thing and tells him he needs to shut up.

The crowd tells him to sing a song, chanting. Finally he sings and he is horrible.

“I feel that you’ve been a lot through the past 10 years but I believe that you could’ve prepared better for your audition and practiced more on your vocals,” Britney told him gently.

After the experience, Don posted on his facebook (It’s since been deleted)

Tonight i might have sealed my music career fate according to a certain music mogul. I tryed to just be real and instead it totally got turned around on me. . Perhaps this was not the place for me to reveal my very soul and obstacles of my past. Certainly not the place for a reunion … I promise I only had good intentions in mind.. There is one problem my good intentioned comments and revelation were refereed by two pompass arrogant men. My voice froze i started to sing when I was told to but I could not recover from what felt like a really hardcore interogation. I guess I am not as tough skinned as I thought….Wait it gets worse.. when I looked into the very eyes of my old label mate and saw she to was sad.I knew the whole situation was spinning out of control.. my heart broke.. I am numb.

Here’s audio of Don’s audition. Simon was really tough on him–told him he wasn’t talented enough and that he was chasing the wrong dream.

UPDATE:

The X Factor Judges discuss the talent in San Francisco

DRAMA. Simon loves it.  Listen below.

Tennisney by SFactor

Baby One More Time by SFactor

Concertney by SFactor

Teacherney by SFactor

Rapney by SFactor

Amazingney by SFactor

Gayney by SFactor

LA talking about Britney by SFactor

Hobbyney by SFactor

 
  • Anonymous

    He threw shade in one of his facebook posts saying “I broke under pressure, but at least I didn’t shave my head”. Then literally a day later, he had a post begging X-Factor to be able to try again. I read a lot of his facebook postings. Not gonna say the guy is crazy… but he’s certainly, uhm, unique.

    Oh, and on what planet would he think that Britney Spears is homophobic? I’ve seen tons of Britney documentaries and she’s surrounded by her gay male staff members where she would have girl talk about hot guys. She even played a lesbian on Will and Grace once. So I didn’t understand why he said he didn’t think Britney would accept him for being gay.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    Not to mention the video featuring Madonna (Me Against The music) in which both haven’t what u would call a straight behaviour. He is missing a few marbles to say the least

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    And I don’t think, like he said, he screwed himself just saying Britney didn’t like he was gay (people forget these things as they forget these contestants, lol). But he seems to be one of these people who are always screwing things for themselves.

  • Anonymous

    Interview with the judges for SF/Oakland: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKljpBSiBAM

  • Anonymous

    It sounds like this guy has issues and I don’t mean being gay. I have no concerns that Brittany would have cared that he was gay.

  • http://twitter.com/TweetsFromFrank Frank

    So he comes out of the closet and LA and Simon tell him to stop speaking because he’s making Brit Brit uncomfortable? Weird.