‘The X Factor’ USA: The new Britney Spears, Demi Lovato ‘walk-off’ explained

Why did they leave?

At this point, it may be time for all journalists to call an end to the random stories about people allegedly “walking off” the set of “The X Factor.” Why? Because there’s a huge difference between doing it to be funny, and then doing it because you are legitimately angry about something that happened on stage.

On Saturday, the internet literally started to go crazy with stories that all four judges — including guest judge Louis Walsh, who is filling in for a sick Simon Cowell — had for some reason walked out after a bad audition. What’s the truth? In this case, our sources are telling us that they were walking off just after a bad audition to make a TV moment. Nobody was legitimately angry about anything on the show, and they all eventually returned to their chairs without a problem.

At this point, we’re almost wondering if the judges are just intentionally having fun mocking the tabloid reports out there about their antics. Even without being there, Cowell is getting exactly what he wanted when it comes to having Britney on the show — creating a massive stream of headlines that will hopefully carry over into the start of the new season in September.

What do you think — and are you upset about all the walk-off stories that are out there at this point or are you getting excited about the fall premiere of “The X Factor”?

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