X Factor USA Live Show 2012: L.A. Reid’s Reaction to Paige Thomas, “You Look Like a Star”

The X Factor USA Live Show began its live shows and already the contestants are smoking “hot” in their costumes and performances.

The first performer was Paige Thomas.

Judge L.A. Reidsaid to Paige Thomas:

“You Look Like a Star! I am not so sure about that song choice, but you are amazing.”

Even Britney Spears commented that Paige Thomas is indeed a star.

“You are outrageous. Your costume is beautiful, you are a star.”

Simon Cowell was all praises too:

“The whole point of this show is to find an artist that can work in the real world…You came out and nailed it!”

X Factor contestant, Paige Thomas
Image Credit: video grab/ XFactorUSA/YouTube

Previously, Paige Thomas got encouragement from the X Factor USA judges, like Demi Lovato, to have more self-confidence and “keep turning out the music.”

If Paige’s name seems familiar, this is because the single parent to a 3 year old girl, was a former contestant for American Idol’s season 10 and 11 but did not quite make it to the finals.

Now, she is given the chance to fulfill her dreams of fame and fortune on the X Factor stage.

As the reality competition continued, Paige Thomas rose to the challenge and delivered. In fact, during one of her performances at auditions where she sang “I’m Going Down,” had Simon Cowell proclaiming:

“You’re special.”

The rest of the Top 16 contestants could be read HERE.

Meanwhile, new X Factor USA hosts Mario Lopez and Khloé Kardashian Odom are apparently enjoying their tasks, with Khloe tweeting how she loves her new job.

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