From The Hollywood Reporter:

Simon Cowell is known for his harsh criticism of aspiring singers on American Idol, but it seems he might have competition for the title of “meanest judge” on The X Factor in music industry veteran and table-mate Antonio “L.A.” Reid.

Judges’ round tryouts for Fox’s new singing competition show got under way Sunday afternoon at USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles, with the second auditioner of the day, a 52-year-old divorcee. It didn’t go well.

She first sang Bette Midler’s “Wind Beneath My Wings,” which judge Paula Adbul interrupted to ask if she could perform another song.

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