The X Factor: Austin Auditions Day 2

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

A reporter from TV Guide attended Day 2 of the X Factor audition in Austin TX on Friday. Britney Spears was a crowd favorite, but it turns out that Demi Lovato is not only a tough judge, but comedic as well. Britney managed to stay in her seat for all of the 2nd day acts:

All of the judges took turns introducing the contestants. Spears was arguably a crowd favorite, drawing sporadic “I love you’s” and only a few shouts of disapproval. Lovato, on the other hand, one of the harsher and more comedic judges, drew many shouts of anger as she turned down more and more contestants.

Spears was considerably more involved on Friday, compared to her Thursday judging, telling one act that they sounded like The Chipmunks and should stick to modeling. She was soft spoken with others, simply saying they were “sweet.” At times, she seemed unsure what to do, almost standing up for an act that got her clapping and dancing in her seat; she became more comfortable as the taping continued. Her fiancé, Jason Trawick, stayed close the entire time, escorting her to and from the judges’ table during breaks. (And unlike Thursday’s taping, Spears stayed through the nearly four-hour show.)

Lovato and Spears disagreed on some contestants. After Lovato told one soulful singer that she was distracted by her lack of clothing, Spears said she understands what it’s like to be judged for what you wear and to “rock whatever you want.”

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