Simon Cowell: Britney Spears “Couldn’t Talk,” Was “Uncomfortable” on X Factor
By Daniel Gates | 7:07 pm, September 10th, 2013VIDEO
Cowell said that Spears was originally hired because the various singing competition shows were going after the biggest stars possible, such as “American Idol” landing Jennifer Lopez and “The Voice” getting Christina Aguilera. But, as DeGeneres pointed out, Spears is “not a big talker,” which Cowell admitted turned into a “bit of a problem.” While he “liked” her, Cowell said Spears was “very uncomfortable” with the format. Check out the video below.