Britney Spears Debuts as an X Factor Judge

From left: L.A. Reid, Demi Lovato, Britney Spears and Simon Cowell
Auditions for the new season of The X Factor are underway – and now you can take a peek at brand new judges Britney Spears and Demi Lovato in their newest roles.

The ladies joined L.A. Reid and Simon Cowell at the judges” table for two rounds of auditions on Thursday in Austin, Texas.

So, how were the contestants

“Texas has a lot of talent – seriously! Loving @TheXFactorUSA auditions so far,” Spears Tweeted Thursday.

She also took to Twitter to address some online reports that she walked off the set after someone who was auditioning offered a less-than-stellar rendition of her hit “Hold It Against Me.”

The singer Tweeted: “#Britneywalksoff LOL was just taking a little break people. I am having the BEST time!!!”

And a source close to the show tells us, “She was not upset. She just took a short break, which is not uncommon for judges to do in these taped shows.”

For her part, Lovato was equally impressed: “Such an amazing day…can”t wait to do it again!!! #XfactorUSA,” she Tweeted.

And Lovato and Spears got interactive, according to the source, who says, “[Britney] had a great time and even danced with Demi during one contestant”s performance.”

One of the best audition days we have ever done. @TheXFactorUSA

Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell) May 25, 2012

Britney Spears Debuts as an X Factor Judge| Britney Spears, The X Factor, Antonio L.A. Reid, Demi Lovato, Simon Cowell

From left: Simon Cowell, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato and L.A. Reid

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Reporting by Marisa Laudadio