Christina Aguilera: Britney Spears Will Give ‘Great Advice’ As ‘X-Factor’ Judge

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Jun. 15 2013, Updated 9:05 p.m. ET

Christina Aguilera had nothing but good words for Britney Spears, her 90s pop rival, who is also now her talent show rival. Aguilera attended a press conference for “The Voice” where she was asked her thoughts on Spears joining “The X-Factor.”

Hit Fix notes that Aguilera spoke of her former Mousketeer Spears, saying:

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I came up with Britney. [We were in the] Mickey Mouse Club. We were very close, and our paths have always crossed and, interestingly, they will continue to cross. I welcome her to this family of fun and entertainment and finding new talent as well….I don’t know what [advice] she’s going to offer specifically, but I know she’s a pro…I think she’s going to give great advice.”

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The two pop stars’ paths continue to cross, as their careers appear to parallel each other. Aguilera also spoke of Mariah Carey’s appointment as a new “American Idol” judge, saying:

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“I welcome these very talented women. In this business, especially in my genre of pop.. women [get] compared to each other and it’s women against women and this and that and I’m not down for that at this point in my life. I have no patience for it. C’mon, the more the merrier.”

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Us Weekly notes that Britney Spears signed her contract with FOX to appear on “The X-Factor’s” panel of judges. She will be joined by Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell, who seemed very excited about his new co-judges, commenting that Spears is even tougher on contestants than him.

Are you excited to see Britney Spears’ debut on “The X-Factor” on Fox September 12 and 13?

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