It appears that Britney Spears may soon be let go from The X Factor after serving only one season behind the judge’s table on the Fox singing competition.
Although Britney Spears is still an X Factor judge for the moment, US Weekly reveals that Britney will soon be let go after earning a whopping $15 million paycheck. At the heart of the matter is Britney’s performance as a judge. It appears that Simon Cowell had higher expectations.
“He wanted crazy Britney, but he got boring Britney,” an anonymous source told US Weekly. “They paid all that [$15 million] for her to say ‘amazing’ and offer half-claps.”
However, the source goes on to say that Britney “will get the boot” and that “producers wanted her for the long haul, but it isn’t working.”
Should the unconfirmed rumor prove true, Britney Spears will be the second judge to leave The X Factor following the departure of L.A. Reid, who returns to his duties as CEO of Epic Records after two seasons on the show.
Aside from Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato is the only judge left on The X Factor. However, Cowell has not confirmed whether Lovato will be back for next season.
The latest rumor falls in line with early speculation last season that both former judges Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul would be fired from The X Factor. Following a flurry of online rumors about the exits of Scherzinger and Abdul, both X Factor judges were let go.
Prior to the start of the second season, after much speculation, Simon Cowell eventually confirmed Demi Lovato and Britney Spears as judges.
Now, however, it appears that Simon may be cleaning house all over again.
Should Britney Spears be fired from The X Factor? How about Demi Lovato?