X-factor judges discuss Greensboro, Britney impersonator and storms

Posted: Jul 11, 2012 / 09:26 AM EDTUpdated: July 11, 2012 / 9:48 am EDT

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GREENSBORO, NC – The X Factor finished filming at the Coliseum Tuesday night, but not before an impersonator of Britney Spears, Storms and Grits put Greensboro on the map.

All of the judges had nice things to say about Greensboro and the Triad.

“I love the south. I thought (coming to Greensboro) was a great idea. I look forward to coming back, “said LA Reid.

Britney Spears, who is from Louisiana, said she was excited to be heading south.

“I’m very impressed (with Greensboro). A southern place like this … it’s amazing to be here, “said Britney Spears.

Demi Lovato said she was blown away by the talent in Greensboro.

“There’s a lot of talent here. There are a lot of gems that go unrecognized – a lot of people get their first chance on stage at X Factor, ”said Demi Lovato. “The talent was spectacular.”

X Factor has shot six shows at the Coliseum in the past three days. LA Reid said the crowd at the Coliseum was big and loud.

“This audience is so alive. You make so much noise. At one point it was so penetrating that I saw (Britney) put her hands in her ears, ”said LA Reid.

While the judges said they enjoyed their visit to Greensboro, Monday night’s storms, which caused a brief power outage at the Coliseum and halted production, were probably the toughest moment.

“It was a little scary. When my assistant patted me on the back after the end, I literally screamed. I was a little embarrassed, ”said Spears.

The judges also talked about the Britney Spears impersonator who made Spears, Lovato and Reid leave the set.

“I felt very uncomfortable and had to leave,” said Lovato. Spears added, “I followed her.”

Cowell also made national headlines Tuesday after visiting Jake’s Diner.

Cowell stopped by the restaurant around 2pm on Tuesday. Cowell was late for interviews and auditions at the Coliseum due to the last minute food run.

LA Reid wasn’t happy.

“I was told while I was waiting … and waiting … and waiting … that Simon stopped by Jake’s diner for grits. I’m not sure he even knows what grits are, ”Reid said.

Reid said when Cowell finally showed up at the Coliseum, he brought back some leftover “grits”.

“He came here and made mashed potatoes. He thought it was grits. That’s worse, isn’t it? “said Reid.

The X Factor finished auditioning at Greensboro Coliseum Tuesday night. At the end of the last show, Cowell thanked the fans.

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