Britney Spears gave "X Factor" a try but decided to leave after just one season. According to MTV on Thursday, Spears quit the show because she didn't believe producers would invite her back for the next season.
The singer has yet to be officially dropped from the judge's panel but the signs are clear. Sources say that although she enjoyed her time on "X Factor", she's focused on recording her eighth studio album at the moment." Sources also say that Spears really likes Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato "but her thing is music".
Simon was skeptical about Britney from the start after it was obvious that she was camera-shy following years of personal problems beginning in 2007. Nonetheless, FOX Entertainment chairmen Kevin Reilly was happy with Spears' work on the show:
I thought it went really, really well. It was fraught with unknowns and I think Britney did a very good job. People are fascinated with her and always will be. Last year the ratings were a little bit higher, but I think it was a better show this year. I think she tucked in really nicely on the bench.
Britney Spears' decision to focus on her music career might have been a good one. Reports indicate that the singer's new album is one of the most anticipated releases of 2013. For fans of "X Factor"--and Britney as well--they should know that at least she gave it a try.