Awwwwsnap! It’s the Britney Spears judging debut.
So is Britney a $15 million dollar success, or does she trip all over her words completing her embarrassing public speaking streak?
Well, a little of both…
“I think you could be bigger than the next Justin Bieber,” Britney says, critiquing the first contestant.
Better than the next Justin Bieber? So, better than the Justin Bieber to come after the current Justin Bieber… Britney, you’re already blowing our minds!
She redeemed herself a little bit evaluating a country sister trio.
“I feel like your whole concept of three girls like The Dixie Chicks is really endearing, and the fact that you guys are sisters is like really beautiful,” said Britney. “You definitely can sing. I think you guys are great.”
Still, we can’t be too hard on her. It is her first day after all.
From the sounds of it, Britney will play the role that she was brought in to do: the softie judge who will appeal to sympathetic viewers tuning in to feed their sweet tooth.
Demi on the other hand, remains the oddball judge, bouncing between super sweet and constructively critical.
“I think that you have a great voice and your tone was great, but I don’t know really know where you fit,” Demi told the first contestant. “I don’t really know what’s going to set you apart from other musicians.”
Auditions continue through Friday in Austin before moving on to Kansas City, Greensboro, Providence, and San Francisco. Hopefully everyone will find their place and their confidence by the time they hit Los Angeles.
Listen to the audio HERE.