After the first round of auditions, Britney Spears said, "I felt like we had a little bit of some bizarre performances overall. There have been some good ones, but for the most part, there's been some pretty bad."
"Awful," interjected Louis.
"You can't say awful, just bizarre. It's been a little suspect," added L.A. Reid.
However, though Simon wasn't there, he did tell us that he saw the audition tapes back and liked what he saw. Of choosing Kansas City as an audition city, he explained, "I think it's really important that we find a contestant who represents what I call the heart of America, the Midwest. You can get a bit bi-coastal on these shows if you're not careful and then you forget about everyone in the middle, so Kansas was one of my first choices."
Will he be disappointed? Tune in this WED & THU at 8/7c on FOX to find out!