When asked what she will base her cuts on at the end of the Judges' Homes round, she said it's not just about how well they do in their last performance. It's about "the long haul" and "the big picture." "[It's] the whole package, being able to sing, dance, and have the look and everything," she said.
She's pretty stoked to have the Teen category, as she was a teen herself when she started out. "I'm really excited about it," she said. "I was really, really taken aback by a lot of them. They were really shocking and very refreshing. There are some really talented people, so it's going to be a really tough decision."
It's especially hard for this compassionate mom of two to cut the younger ones. "It's going to be kind of hard having to be in this situation to tell them no and to make them go home. That's probably the hardest," she admitted.
On whether she thinks she has THE winner, she said confidently, "Oh, yes, the winner is definitely in my category."
Check out the video interview with Britney Spears here.
Judges' Homes continues TONIGHT and next WEDNESDAY at 8/7c on FOX.