Ever wonder how it's possible for thousands upon thousands of contestants to go from blindly showing up in an audition city to actually stepping on THE X FACTOR stage to sing their hearts out for Simon Cowell
, L.A. Reid
, Britney Spears
, and Demi Lovato
Well, wonder no more. In the first installment for Season 2's Meet the X Team
series, we answer that question for you and more. Contestant Manager Amy Paradine is the lady in charge of all of the contestant wrangling and she was kind enough to let our cameras tag along on her busy day to give you an exclusive, inside look at how the show works.
Armed with her black and white CREW shirt, a walkie-talkie, mad organizational skills, and the type of voice that simply commands attention, Amy's job is to literally keep track of every single solitary contestant. She gets them through registration, handles their paperwork, walks them into position, feeds them, and so much more. "You have to play drill sergeant. You're therapist. You're best friend. You're a parent. You're all of those things in one," says Amy.
Take a look at the video package HERE
to see Amy in action and get a glimpse behind the curtain of THE X FACTOR.
THE X FACTOR's last two audition episodes air this WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY at 8/7c on FOX. Tune in!