Simon Cowell on Britney Spears: “Mean,” “Difficult to Please,” and “Charming”

September 10, 2012 By:
Simon Cowell on Britney Spears: “Mean,” “Difficult to Please,” and “Charming”

The love-fest between Simon Cowell and his new “The X Factor” judge choices continues…

In effort to further promote the massively hyped season premiere of the new and improved singing competition show, Cowell is speaking up about his new judge, Britney Spears. Unfortunately, the message is coming off more like the mixed signals of a guy who isn’t sure if he wants to marry his girlfriend or run screaming for the hills!

At a press conference for the show, he relayed his excitement for the premiere, standing next to Demi Lovato.

"I've seen the first show and I think it's sensational," he said. “I think the girls do a great job and the contestants are great.”

He continued, turning to the subject of the “Crazy” singer specifically.

"[Britney] is a fascinating person because you just don't know anything about her," Cowell said. "She's very unpredictable. You never know what is going to happen.”

In other words, she could give feedback, or just snap and start eating the table…

Simon also promised that Britney, unlike all the other judges who play best friend with their contestants, can come off as a bit of a diva.

“She can't say no quick enough on this show. She's quite difficult to please," he said.

Simon then 180’d on Twitter, gushing all over Spears and her “charming” persona.

Demi backed Simon’s latter claim at the press conference, calling her co-judge “very witty and funny and quirky.”

Love or hate her - which the judges seem to be doing both of – at least for now, Britney is here to stay.

The season premiere of “The X Factor” kicks off Wednesday night at 8/7 c on FOX.