Electrical storm halts filming on The X Factor USA...
Auditions at The X Factor USA were thrown into chaos yesterday (9th July) after a lightning storm hit North Carolina where the show was being filmed.
The Daily Mail reports that a production truck was hit by lightning which caused a power cut. And it's reported that thunder was so loud that judges Britney Spears and Demi Lovato "were screaming" along with the audience.
After a short break while the problem was fixed filming resumed only to be halted a second time after another lightning bolt.
A source told MailOnline: "Filming started again around an hour after the truck had been hit because it took a while to fix things and get back up.
"But they had to break again after the lightning hit something else. It crashed so loud Britney, Demi and the whole audience were screaming."
They added: "Auditions resumed eventually but it took them a long time to get things running again."
Britney and Demi are on the judging panel alongside head judge Simon Cowell and music mogul LA Reid.
*First pictures of the judges getting ready for work.
The things Britney said:
-@TheXFactorUSA "You don't need to be sorry, you're just a little nervous that's why you're off." - @britneyspears. Such a sweetheart.
-A contestand did a great dancing audition but didn't have the best vocals. Britney said: "To me, it doesnt matter that you didn't have killer vocals, because you had everything I am looking for: spark, spunk, charisma, and attitude. I loved it, and I loved you."
-"Don't take this the wrong way or anything, but have you actually practiced singing this song? It was a lil' off."
"You made me want to dance, and keep dancing for hours. It was very hot and I like hot." Crowd went wild! Demi: "I agree!"
-Contestant to Britney: "Do you remember your movie Crossroads? Well, I loved it!" Britney: "Never heard of it. *laughs*"
Simon to Britney: "Britney, you were in a movie?" Poor contestant is standing in silence while the judges discuss Crossroads. Only Britney...
The things the other judges said:
-Simon to female contestand with a sexy voice: "Your voice is almost as sexy as Britney's."
Today is the second day of X Factor auditions in Greensboro, North Carolina. Stay tuned for all the latest pictures, videos, quotes and more!
Simon Cowell just Tweeted the first picture of Britney arriving in the arena:
The judges are arriving into the arena - Here's Britney Spears!
Britney is wearing the straps of her dress differently today and it looks even better!
*More pictures and videos of Britney's entrance:
Jason just posted the following Viddy:
Simon let a little boy join the judges on stage today to help them out.
Simon let one of the fans come help him judge today... And we give him a big YES! #NCFactor
*Audio from today's auditions:
The things Britney said:
-A contestant begged Britney to let her through even though she did bad and Britney handled the situation like a pro refusing to let the girl in.
-@Gaga4BritBrit A stan is auditioning. Britney said she was very sweet for being such a big fan! #NCFactor
-Britney reportedly got up and danced during a group's audition. After they were done, she said: "I absolutely love you guys!" She also fought with LA to make the group go through. LA agreed and said: "Thanks to the passion of Britney Spears, it's your lucky day!" (You can listen to the full audio by using the third player above the quotes.)
-Britney to a contestant: "Yes, yes, yes!"
-@Gaga4BritBrit Britney just said "Oh MAHHH gawd!!!" in her cute southern accent when contestants said they were triplets! One triplet has a broken leg from playing basketball (they all play). Britney then asked who was the point guard! Simon asked Britney what a point guard is and Britney simply replied: "Role reversal."
-Britney also told the triplets that they were too ahead of the beat and she likes ppl behind the beat bc it's sexy.
-Britney is reportedly crying.
*New video of Britney dancing to a group's audition:
A contestant sang (You Drive Me) Crazy as a tribute to Britney. During the song, producers reportedly lost control of the audience and reportedly sent the judges to break (except for Simon who stayed). Of course, it didn't take more than that for people in attendance to start booing and calling Britney a bitch. It wasn't just Britney that walked off... Simon said it was a bad tribute but Britney played it nice when she returned and here's what she had to say:
Britney's Baby One More Time has been voted one of UK's Favorite Singles of the last 60 years. The Nation's Number 1 Single poll now asks voters to choose between the 10 favorites, which are:
Britney Spears - Baby One More Time Billie Jean - Michael Jackson Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen Can't Get You Out Of My Head - Kylie Minogue Dancing Queen - Abba Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis Hey Jude - The Beatles Imagine - John Lennon I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston Someone Like You - Adele