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Season 1 winner of The X Factor Melanie Amaro couldn't dish any exclusive deets about whether or not Britney Spears has been finalized as a judge/mentor replacement for Season 2, but the Virgin Islander seemed optimistic about Britney's qualifications.

"It would be cool," Melanie tells E! Online of Britney potentially sitting on the judges panel. "I know as much as anyone else does, but, yeah, it would be cool. I'm sure she'd have lots of things to say. But I do have to say that whoever Simon brings, they'll do an awesome job. He knows what he's doing. He's been doing this for years."

Uhh, we think it's safe to say Simon has regained Melanie's trust after booting her off during the judges' houses round in Season 1. It looks like he's gained a loyal follower.

And, while Melanie was promoting auditions for Season 2, she bestowed some sage advice upon future contestants, should they wind up belting out a tune for pop princess Britney Spears: "You shouldn't go out there and drop your pants," she offered. "You definitely don't want to do that."

Are you listening, Geo Godley? 

Source: E! Online


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