September 12th, 2012
08:00 PM ET
10:00 p.m. – Thus ends the first night of "X Factor."
So what did we think? Was it worth the wait? Are you in for the season, or is it too soon to tell?
9:55 p.m. – Nice touch having the whole family and Jillian's friends rush the stage after she made it. Even Simon got emotional during the judging. We co-sign Demi, who says to him, "Oh, you have a heart!"
9:50 p.m. – Oh, Jillian. We wept with you over how you were bullied. She sings a Jessie J song, "Who You Are," in a lower key than the original, which is pretty impressive.
Jillian gets emotional and so does Demi, who goes up on stage to hold her. Awww man, we didn't come here for this much emotion!
9:43 p.m. – From Chad: "Britney's boobs! Ahhhhhhh!"
She is looking amazing in that red dress. All of the judges seem to be vibing well so far.
9:35 p.m. – Jennel Garcia, you had us when you said you liked Pat Benatar. We love this feisty 18-year-old. She gives a surprisingly fierce and confident performance of Grace Potter and the Nocturnals “Paris (Ooh La La).” Demi wrote down in her notes, "Hot."
Well, OK, then.
9:25 p.m. – Don Philip sang a duet with Britney 10 years ago. Tonight, he sings "Halo" by Beyonce, and we are almost sure he has some of the words wrong. And he sounds really rough.
Britney tries to be nice about it, but she has to break the bad news to him that he doesn't have it. Poor Don is devastated and it is so rough to watch. He sobs "I'm so sorry Britney" backstage. Wow.
9:15 p.m. Finally! I already forgot their names, but the boy band kids were fun.
Everyone loved them - especially Demi. My friend Chad is tweeting his little heart out and has dubbed Demi as "thirsty." Did I mention he loves Britney Spears?
9:10 p.m. – Vincent Thomas, formerly of some unnamed boy band, has the look but not the chops. I hope a CW show picks him up or something. Are you listening, "Gossip Girl"?
9:00 p.m. – The male cake decorator whose name I will not even attempt is wearing a veil, fishnets, high heels and fuchsia lipstick. He "sings" Gaga's "Born This Way."
That's all I am going to say about that.
8:48 p.m. –
The minute someone says they take songs and make them their own, you know there will be trouble. Britney's face is priceless when
Simon said she sounded like she was dying.
8:38 p.m. – Reed is a baby Bieber, though the 13-year-old says he doesn't want to fall into that "Bieber stereotype." His version of Bruno Mars' "Grenade" was weak for me, but he still gets voted through - cute wins again!
8:26 p.m. – "And everyone thinks I'm the mean one," says Simon after we get a taste of catty Britney via some great editing. Yep, I'm here for it.
8:18 p.m. – Full disclosure: Chad cranked the volume up as soon as he heard the words "Mary J. Blige" and "I'm Going Down." Paige is trying really hard to belt it. She looks great and L.A. Reid seems like he's really feeling it. He compares her to Rihanna.
Not sure I would go that far.
8:10 p.m. – Do we already have a mean girls alert? I feel like these contestants Kaci and Kaylee are throwing shade at the first contestant, Paige. Funny that Paige remembers listening to Britney when Paige was a little girl. Paige's 3-year-old daughter is so cute!
8:07 p.m. – Yes! This intro is EVERYTHING!
Love, love, love that they started in Austin, Texas, home of the SXSW festival. Britney looks amazing! Demi is cute too. Sorry, it's gonna be like that.
Simon is already being Simon with the "girls."
8:00 p.m. – *Screech*
We've arrived at what we have been waiting months for: the debut of season 2 of "X Factor." Can we all just admit that we are anxious to see one Ms. Britney Jean Spears serve as a new judge along with Demi Lovato?
I'm watching with my friend Chad, who may be the biggest Britney fan in the world (as long as you don't factor in this guy). He has his fingers crossed that she looks amazing. Are you ready? Let's roll!
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