The heads of the reality singing competition shows are sharpening their claws for battle.
A recent statement from Christina Aguilera has all eyes on the running drama between NBC’s “The Voice” and FOX’s “The X Factor," causing the “Genie in a Bottle” singer’s feud with Simon Cowell to come to light this week.
But with all the drama and passive aggression flying around, it’s hard to keep track of which side of the argument is fueled with more distain. And while it’s a close race, Hollyscoop can officially report that Christina hates “The X Factor” more than “The X Factor” hates Christina.
Here’s why we think so…
Let’s review her recent statement given at the Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Conference where Xtina called Simon a “dick.” Yes, she actually used the throbbing term “dick.”
"I saw the commercials early on of 'American Idol' of Simon being a dick,” she said. “I was like, 'Man, that's not what it's about!' I didn't want to treat people like that. I wanted to do 'The Voice' to show that we can be positive. We don't have to knock people down."
This is the most direct hit in the real life game of Battleship between the competing shows. But Simon hasn’t exactly been quiet either, making public his resentment at NBC for putting an extra episode of “The Voice” up against the Season 2 premiere of “X Factor.” The move earned NBC more viewers and further escalated the situation.
“None of us our happy about it,” Simon told Access Hollywood in an interview. “It’s literally what is know as spoiling the party.”
Britney Spears – Christina’s Mouseketeer nemesis - sat beside Simon in the interview, literally conveying an equal level of rage in her non-expressions and deep breathing.
“In all honesty, I do feel like they’re two totally different shows,” Britney added. “So you can’t really compare the two.”
Check out the interview here:
So, readers…Who do you think is angrier: Christina or Simon? Tweet us @Hollyscoop!