Well, now that we're well into the season's taping schedule, we can safely answer that burning question in a few key phrases: Love Fest! BFFs! Girl Power!
When THE X FACTOR's behind-the-scenes cameras asked Britney what the best part of working with Demi was she didn't skip a beat in replying, "Girl power, definitely," to which Demi responded, "Yeah. I think it's awesome. I grew up listening to her so it's really awesome to be able to sit next to her on a panel." Though Britney, 30, has several more successful years under her belt than the 20-year-old Demi, she returns the compliment sincerely: "The same for her too. I totally admire her work and everything that she's done. It's fun."
The main bonding factor between the gals seems to be that they're both the new kids in town and can lean on each other through this new adventure. Demi explains, "We're both new at this so that we're not feeling like it's just one of us is the new kid in school. We're both new and we're both adjusting and so it's really nice to have somebody that gets it and is like 'I'm nervous' on the first day."
The two bonded through deeper reasons as well. Demi explained to us, "But, you know, we've been through some stuff and so I feel like we can relate and we're stronger today because of the things we've been through. I just admire her. She's still a very sweet, down-to-earth girl, which is really cool because she's Britney Freakin' Spears!"
Additionally, they tend to follow each other's leads at the judging table a bit. "Even today," explains Britney at the Providence auditions, "I didn't even know what's considered a good rapper because I don't listen to rap music. I was like [to Demi], 'Is that good?' I was like, 'I don't know. He talks fast and he sounds good, so yeah.'" To that, both Demi and Britney giggled.
Meanwhile, in the Aug. 21 TV Guide magazine cover story, "Inside The New X Factor," the newly minted BFFs couldn't stop gushing about each other. "She's a very good judge," Britney said of Demi. "She toughens me up! Sometimes I listen to [her] and I'm like, 'Oh, God, I've got to be a little stronger.'" Of Britney, Demi said, "I've said from day one, when [Britney] stepped on set, how funny she is. I don't think a lot of people have gotten to see her personality and her sense of humor."
Britney also paid this compliment to her young co-star: "Even though she's really young, she has such a sophistication about her. She's cooler than me."
Well, we got a taste of their love fest on premiere week and we can't wait to see how this plays out all season of THE X FACTOR, which airs WEDNESDAYS and THURSDAYS at on FOX. Tune in!