October 23, 2012 5:25pm PT by Sophie Schillaci
President Obama, Mitt Romney Face 'X Factor' Judges in Promo Clip (Video)
Does President Obama have The X Factor? What about Mitt Romney?
The candidates face their harshest critics yet in a newly released mash-up video from The X Factor, editing snippets from Monday’s presidential debate together with Simon Cowell, LA Reid, Demi Lovato and Britney Spears’ most memorable judging moments this season.
“This is gonna sound odd, but it sounded like you were dying,” Cowell tells Obama in the clip. But the POTUS fires his own zinger back, telling Cowell, “everytime you’ve offered an opinion, you’ve been wrong.”
As for Spears, she thinks Romney is “really cute, but your voice isn’t that great.”
The 1:45 clip will not see any television airtime, but viewers can watch now in the video player above. Spoiler alert: Neither candidate has what it takes for the $5 million contract.
The promo comes just in time for Tuesday’s rescheduled broadcast, following a mishap last week in which the episode was pre-empted by a baseball rain delay and then plagued by a series of technical errors. The two-hour episode has since been cut down to one hour and will air following Fox’s Tuesday night comedy block at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.
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