Before the live X Factor performances began last night, Nov. 1, Simon Cowell talked about what he expected from two of his leading ladies, judge Britney Spears, 30, and first time co-host Khloé Kardashian, 28.
When it comes to Britney, Simon shared, “I think she’s a lot better than everybody thought. She’s very engaged…she’s very into the contestants. She thinks she can win the competition.”
“I don’t know how she’s going to cope [with live shows], but I think she’s excited about the shows,” he says. “She has been, I think, a very, very good judge.”
As for Khloé, Simon was very supportive about his decision to hire her on with veteran host Mario Lopez.
“She’s really looking forward to doing this,” he says. “She wants to prove a point and I think they’re going to be fun together.”
“I saw quite a number of knocking articles saying, ‘What are you thinking? Why should she be a host?’ I mean she’s had a lot of positive press, but I think she’s had her doubters,” he adds. “I think she wants to prove anyone who doubts her that she’s capable of doing the job.”
With the first live show of the week down, we want to know, do you think Khloé’s a right fit as host? Is Britney a good judge? Do you think they’ve made Simon proud so far?
Be sure to tune into The X Factor tonight at 8 p.m. on FOX to see which acts are sent home — and how Britney and Khloé continue to take on their roles.
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