‘Glee,’ ‘American Idol’ stars talk Britney Spears, Demi Lovato on ‘X Factor’

Damian is a longtime "X Factor" fan.

With the announcement still ringing in our ears that both Britney Spears and Demi Lovato are heading to “The X Factor” for season 2, a number of people from across the entertainment community are still speaking out about the hires.

On this occasion, we are looking at the reaction from some people who are more than a little bit familiar with Demi and Britney’s new employer in Fox.

Glee” star Damian McGinty (via Twitter) – “The x factor line-up is interesting to say the least…..definitely a good looking one!! Roll on the autumn. #favouritetvshow

“American Idol” judge Jennifer Lopez (via Bang Showbiz) – “Just be yourself. I think it’s just about really being your true self, not trying to be something that you’re not. I feel a little scared for them ’cause I was scared when I started. It’s live TV – there’s a lot of pressure that goes with it – but I think they’ll do great.”

Season 1 “Idol” winner Kelly Clarkson (via E! News) – “I’m excited for both of them. I’m a big fan of both of them. Both of those girls are super sweet … I think it’s fun for them too to just be more out in the public eye again. I think those two are two you really want to root for and you really want them to succeed, so I think that’s exciting.”

With the exception of Damian (who has at least been on the “X Factor” set before, both J.Lo and Kelly know a thing or two about trying to mentor contestants. After all, Clarkson is going to star on the new ABC series “Duets” — which premieres later this month.

Do you think that Demi and Britney are going to be good additions to the show, or are you worried about their lack of critical experience outside of being performers?

Photo: Fox

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