Having been plagued by rumours that she wouldn't be able to cope on the X Factor USA, Britney Spears soon proved the entertainment world wrong with her confident demeanor. However, it looks like the star is back to square one following the reports that the X Factor USA bosses are "nervous" about how the star will do once the live shows start.
According to the Mail Online, the show's bosses have requested for an extended time delay, over fears of Britney's health following the allegations that have been made against her this week by her former manager Sam Lufti.
An insider claimed: "Britney has been getting her life back together this year. Everyone around her has worked hard to get her back to a good place and keep her there, and what Lufti's doing seems like it might undo their good work."
With no room for mistakes to be made once the live shows starts, it is thought that the show's big wigs want to take precautions. The insider added:
"It's not surprising people are concerned, it's going to be a huge test for her and there's a lot of pressure, in fact producers have had meetings to discuss having an extended time delay on the live show broadcast which is usually seven seconds delay.
"It's up to Fox if they can make it longer but everyone's nervous and no one knows what to expect."
Worried that Brit won't be able to handle the pressure of the live shows, another insider claimed:
"Britney is going to be live on-air for 3 hours a week. If anything goes wrong, it happens in front of the whole country – there is no rewind button on LIVE TV. Taping auditions is one things when they have a whole day to take breaks but live shows could be a train wreck if she isn't super-prepared for it or if she can't handle the pressure.
"X Factor has always claimed that Britney didn't walk off during auditions but everyone knows she struggled at the start o its hardly a surprise if the producers are asking for an extension into the live broadcast.
"Auditions are one thing, but live is a whole other ballgame", the source added.
A rep for the show has been contacted for a response.
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