Are ‘The X Factor’ Producers Still Nervous About Live Shows With Britney?

Britney Spears has proven that she belongs on the panel of judges for this season of The X Factor, but that doesn’t mean that the show’s producers aren’t still worried about her.

According to, despite the fact that she has proved her critics wrong, new reports have surfaced claiming that due to the show’s producers being concerned regarding the upcoming live shows, they are asking FOX to add an additional time delay to the already behind schedule live feed.

The site’s sources explain by saying:

‘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. 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 so it’s 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.”

According to Spears’ friends, all of the nervousness and worry is due to the current legal battle between Spears and her parents, and Sam Lufti. Her friends back up Spears’ by stating:

‘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.”

Do you think that Britney will be able to handle the pressure of live shows, or do you think that she’ll crack under the pressure?