Britney Brings 'The X Factor' To Rhode Island
I was lucky enough to be invited to the first two days of auditions for the second season of The X Factor (USA) in Providence, Rhode Island. The sun was out and the birds were singing their favorite Femme Fatale tracks... OK, so maybe they were just singing like regular birds, but a guy can pretend, can't he? There was a sea of excited fans waiting outside the Dunkin' Donuts Center with their brightly colored Britney posters waiting for the superstar X Factor judges to make their oh-so cool entrances into the auditions. Some fans in line even remembered me from the Boston Femme Fatale Tour stop last summer! You know... when the one and only Britney Spears casually invited me on stage with her for her "Lace And Leather" performance. No big deal. Just a super special moment between Britney and me. And her dancers. And thousands of our closest friends.
Personal pics of Peter Dee from Britney's Boston, MA show.
L.A. Reid and Demi Lovato were welcomed by the crowd as they made their way to the front of the arena, and naturally, I about lost it when the woman who has not only been a huge part of pop culture for over a decade, but has played an inspirational role in all of our lives, made her grand entrance. Before the host could even say her last name, Britney entered the arena to a sea of extremely loud screams and applause looking stunning in a bright red Herve Leger dress and black YSL heels. If you thought that our girl would let herself go after her Femme Fatale Tour, then think again — she merely seems to look more and more gorgeous every single day! You can thank the super loud and excited fans for the adorable pictures of Brit covering her ears with her signature huge smile. It was a pretty magical moment. Some fans cried with excitement. Some may have even fainted. Er, no, not me. I kept my cool... sort of. When the sharp-tongued Simon Cowell came out to thunderous applause, the host pointed to Britney again. As if we weren't already amped up enough!
When it was time for the show to officially begin, the judges took their seats as they waited to see what the Rhode Island contestants had to offer. If there's one artist that definitely has the "X Factor," it's Britney! Critics who thought that Britney was going to be annoyingly sweet on the show can step to the side because our girl’s serving up a whole lotta fierce this season. Call her the queen of sticky sweet pop music (and pretty much everything else on this planet), but one thing that Brit's definitely not sugar-coating are her critiques on this season of The X Factor!
I don't want to give too much of the auditions away, but fret not! Britney wasn't kidding when she said she "calls 'em like she sees 'em" in her chart-topping hit single, "Womanizer." While she was fully supportive of the talented hopefuls who were steaming like a pot full of Southern veggies, she had no problem telling the ones with lackluster stage presence that they didn't have what it takes to make it to the next round of the show. Go, Brit!
Make sure to check out Britney on the season premiere of The X Factor (USA) on Wednesday, September 12th and Thursday, September 13th at 8/7c on FOX! And, if you can't wait until next month to see Brit in action, make sure to enter for your chance to win a copy of The Femme Fatale Tour DVD HERE on PeterDee.TV!