Q&A: 'X Factor' Singer Who Dissed Demi Lovato Takes Aim at L.A. Reid

Q&A: 'X Factor' Singer Who Dissed Demi Lovato Takes Aim at L.A. Reid

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Anyone who tuned in for the season 2 premiere of The X Factor took away two memorable performances—and neither of them came from singers who made the cut. One was Don Philip, a former duet partner of Britney Spears, who auditioned and was rejected tearfully. The other was Shawn Armenta, who performed his original song "Candy Girl"—complete with a robo-funk choreography routine—then accused Demi Lovato of using Auto-Tune before exiting the stage.

Curious to learn the full story behind that audition—and why Spears told him, "I feel uncomfortable with you even staring at me"—we contacted Shawn Armenta to hear his side of the story. Armenta—a 50-year-old musician and airport baggage worker—told us about the harsh exchange between him and L.A. Reid, why Simon Cowell reminds him of his own dad and why it's ridiculous when 16-year-old kids talk about wanting a dream their whole life.

Shawn Armenta Lambasts Judges On X Factor

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