Spears’ departure from the reality singing competition show is of her own doing, not the show’s or network’s execs.
Spears reportedly earned $15 million for Season 2 of “The X Factor.”
It’s interesting that no mention was made of Spears’ relationship with the show’s fourth judge, L.A. Reid, who comes across as a no-nonsense kind of guy.
Viewers who chose to endure the second season of “The X Factor” should be relieved that Spears is no longer on the show. This viewer is.
Most of Spears’ contributions to the show were awkward, to say the least. She often seemed disoriented and as if she was reading a prepared statement with her contestant evaluations.
And that was just during the auditions and pre-recorded episodes.
Spears’ awkward meter rose to higher levels when the show went to the live rounds and Khloe Kardashian and Mario Lopez joined in as hosts.
Speaking of awkward—well, that’s another story.
During the final rounds of the season, Spears did little to hide her disdain and disgust while learning that one of her contestants had been eliminated, openly scowling as the results were revealed.
From the beginning of the audition rounds, it seemed a foregone conclusion that Season 2 would be Spears’ only season. It was just a matter of whether she would quit or be let go.
If she didn’t choose to go, it would have been just a matter of time before Cowell pushed her out.
The assumption is likely that “The X Factor” will look to replace Spears, but why? Reid, Cowell and a third judge, presumably Lovato, are enough.
Three’s company, four’s a crowd.