Britney Spears vs. Demi Lovato in San Francisco: who looked worse?

Britney Spears and Demi Lovato
Britney Spears and Demi Lovato did a brief photo op outside of X Factor auditions in San Francisco over the weekend. We got to see how they’re dressing for the show and both of their outfits fell flat for me. Britney’s shapeless nude lace dress with the short scalloped hemline is not flattering on her hot figure, (I’ve mention that I hate those straight up and down dresses) but she looks great compared to Demi Lovato. What the hell is Demi wearing? She has like an ombre bolero jacket with tiered fringe and 3/4 sleeves over a black dress with mesh cutouts at the neck and stomach. Red Carpet Fashion Awards reveals that this dress, even the shoes, are all from TopShop. You too can afford to look like total crap.


In terms of Britney’s dress, which is Lorena Sarbu, it’s not as cute as the little white Azzedine Alaia number she wore last week, but it’s not bad. At least she’s not wearing one of those super tight unforgiving dresses she favors. Britney’s hair and makeup also look decent, although I’m not fond of the smudged liner under her eye. The X Factor’s styling team includes Ken Paves on hair, a makeup artist named Kristofer Buckle, and stylist June Ambrose. So Britney and Demi have a team of people helping them here. Can you tell? It’s obvious with Britney, since this is what she looks like when she styles herself.

These two look like they get along well, or they’re at least able to tolerate each other. We haven’t heard any news of a rivalry on set. Demi recently retweeted this photo on the X Factor set. They look happy and cute together, and Britney looks more “with it” than we’ve seen in the past. We’ll have to see how this season plays out. I’m honestly a little excited to see it. The X Factor’s second season premieres on September 19.

Britney Spears

Demi Lovato

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  1. Edith says:

    I still think Britney looks very high, or out of it… She makes me feel uncomfortable. Stay home, girl!

    • Brook says:

      Exactly. She looks like she is not there. Forced smile, dead eyes, and really bizzare body language. People who are claiming that she is doing great and looking great are just delusional. Looking great and doing great compare to who or what?

    • smith says:

      You are so correct. Anyone who says “she’s great!” must mean “great” as in she’s not bald and throwing an umbrella tantrum on the streets of Hollywood.

      I’ve never seen odder body language, like she’s in pain or sharing her inner self with several personalities all vying for control.

      Is every young female celeb so pushed to the edge that no one is healthy anymore? If she loses it over this show and anyone at anytime tries to once again stage a “Britney comeback” we need to collectively stop that from happening. This woman should just lead a quiet life somewhere.

    • Becky says:

      Britney’s smile is scaring me.

      • VanessaP says:

        The bigger story is WHAT HAPPENED IN DAY 2 OF THE AUDITION in SF.

        Don Philips, Britney’s ex-label mate, who also sang a duet with her in her debut album on the song “I Will Still Love You” AUDITIONED at the X-Factor and created major drama for both Britney and the judges! It caused alot of uproar and yet Britney handled the situation very well and professional.

      • Tiffany says:

        Vanessa, don’t you think that sounds a wee bit scripted? Kind of like these “one liners” Brit is supposedly saying even though she can barely smile?

        There is a reason that Jason, her fiance/co-conservator is now a producer on the X-Factor and must be there for every taping. And it isn’t just to pimp her out on Viddy (which he is an investor in, by the way), although he is doing that too.

  2. sup says:

    about the contest between these two messes, i can’t believe i’m saying this but demi looks even worse…

  3. Amelia says:

    Am I the only one who’s getting a giant stretched X Factor logo picture pulled across most of the screen?
    Hmm…. I tolerate Demi’s shoes. But that outfit is a very good reason why I do not shop at Topshop (asides from the fact most of it’s a rip-off IMO and doesn’t survive wear and tear very well).

    • littlestar says:

      So Topshop really is crap? I live in Canada and am going on vacation to New York for the first time this summer. I know there’s a Top shop there and was looking forward to checking it out. If it’s junk maybe I won’t now!

      • KaitX says:

        Yes- Topshop is overpriced and you’d look crazy wearing most of the clothes in public as Demi demonstrates! Topshop was much better years ago but it’s gone too trendy and thus unwearable. I’m from Ireland and we have it there- they jack up the price from British pounds. I live in Vancouver now where they have Topshop in The Bay and it’s close to double the British price! Not worth it. They do have nice socks though!

  4. Len says:

    It’s something with her eyes. Is it the shape of her eyebrows? I think when she’s tired her eyes sort of droop. Time for a brow lift! ;)

  5. Celebitchy says:

    I fixed that giant photo, sorry about that guys! Hit reload to see it as normal again.

  6. liteNOTSObrite says:

    They need to lay off on Britney’s blush. jeez! Between her blush and Demi’s under eye concealer…..HOT MESS!

  7. Cel says:

    Don’t these two get paid enough to get their roots done? If this is the best the styling team can do, fire the lot of them!

  8. Dee Cee says:

    As long as they are decently covering up the private parts who cares.. what the show offers them to wear for free..?

  9. Jover says:

    Tired of these so-called talent shows, does anyone know what happened to the winner of last season’s X factor? Can anyone name the person; Didn’t think so. Hope the show bombs so simon and his inflated ego make a big splat in the Atlantic ocean and he disappears for good.

  10. Vera says:

    Britney looks out of it. Or maybe just tired.

    I almost think Demi looks better if only because it has more going for it – Britney’s should look better, but it just doesn’t do anything good for her figure. Both are bed, but Demi’s makes her figure look better, just with ugly clothing to highlight it.

    • NM6804 says:

      No joke, I was thinking the EXACT same thing: She looks out of it and tired. I think the show is going to send her off the deep end again if they are not careful!

  11. Patricia says:

    These two scream “mentally unwell” to me.
    And I mean that in the kindest possible way. It pains me to see them working. I think they both need a long rest with a lot of therapy. I hope they can get it one day.

    • lw says:

      Yep. Brit has dead eyes.

      • Isla says:

        I was just about to write “Britney’s eyes look dead” but no need now!

        I feel for her – you can tell she has mental issues that I hope are being dealt with properly.

  12. Kim1 says:

    I thought it was called,”Who looked better?” Britney

  13. mwa says:

    PBrits dress is fugly

  14. mwa says:

    Oops I meant Brits minus the P

  15. gee says:

    Britney looks good!

  16. Audrey says:

    My God….is Brit on something or what??? She looks wasted…

  17. Diane says:

    They both look like they hit the same at Forever 21.

  18. imabrat says:

    Wow. Doesn’t Demi have a stylist?

  19. original lucy says:

    Poor Britney…she looks totally out of it…why would her loved ones put her through this? I know, I know, the money…I really thought her parents were trying to take care of her. All I can think is maybe Brit WANTED to try this…she doesn’t look ready to be on display again…

  20. Gwen says:

    Someone needs to get Britney a break. She should be left alone to be with her kids and just relax and get better.

  21. Toni says:

    Britney’s makeup and hair are awful.

  22. Jen says:

    The X-Factor team is making Britney look pretty good these days. At least, a lot better than her usual. Wish she’d ditch the blonde though and go darker . . . she looks like her mom who is a really cute brunette.

    Demi . . . ugh.

  23. Rosie says:

    Brit looks 10 lbs heavier, 10 yrs older. She is clearly miserable. Damn. And why is she clutching a bottle cap?? Doesn’t she have peeps who carry all her crap for her, lol??

  24. Cleveland Girl says:

    At least Brittany got her nails done! If I had to look at those short stubby bloody fingers one more time I was going to puke.

  25. Mimi says:

    I think Brit looks purrrty y’all! Seriously, she looks adorable imo.

  26. Shelly says:

    Brit looks cute. Not digging Demi’s look at all.

  27. merrick says:

    Did anyone notice the giant bruise on Brits right foot? Remember the rumors awhile back about Jason beating her? Hmmm.

  28. Kim says:

    Love me some Britney but they both look like really washed up D list, Disney stars.

  29. Shaz says:

    Britney looks beautiful – I like her wavy hair and her dress – everything doesn’t always have to be revealing.

  30. dahlianoir says:

    ” Teen Mom, 15 years after”

  31. Gene Parmesan says:

    If it’s June Ambrose as the stylist i wouldn’t expect much!

  32. RuddyZooKeeper says:

    I forgot until just now that Brit is a mom to two young boys. About the ages of my sons, actually, and after work, all I do for them, and if there is anything left for hubby, I’m pretty much tired all the time, too. And she’s not a teen anymore. She’s hit or coming close to the “she looks good for her age” stage. I’d say she’s doing ok given the circumstances.

    • yolo says:

      But the difference between you two is that she has a stylist, personal trainer, personal chef and nannies to take care of the little nuggets. You are a one woman show without a posse. And you would think that with all her help, she wouldn’t look so empty… kinda sad how she’s ended up.

  33. Blue says:

    They both look terrible. Not only the clothes, but hair, makeup. They both gives me the willies, Britney more so than Demi. She just has dead eyes and her body language looks pained and forced. Demi looks like she’s holding it together better but she looks a bit uncomfortable too and the forced smiles. Smh.

  34. yolo says:

    Anytime I see Brit in anything OTHER than one of those damn bandage dresses, I think she looks amazing. I’m so tired of seeing people cram their asses into those things!! But usually, Demi looks 100xs better than Brit.

  35. hina says:

    Britney looks stable, good. I think she is on medication.

  36. A Fan says:

    Who looked worse? Neither – they looked equally tacky, predictable, unrefined, and boring.

  37. caityyy says:

    Get a better bra Brit Brit

  38. Me says:

    Britney is on meds, you can see it in her eyes. Too many meds that are too strong. And Demi just looks like she is trying really really really hard.

  39. mewmow says:

    Wow. Guess I’m in the minority here, but I think Britney looks good. Her hair looks cute, although a root touch up wouldn’t hurt. :-)

  40. Hm says:

    To me, Britney looks the most normal and sane I’ve ever seen her. Usually when she smiles, it’s this giant manic grimace showing both rows of teeth. Here she looks like a real, clear-eyed, slightly sad but sane person.

  41. Angie says:

    Word is that Britney was sweet and hilarious when she had to tell people no, and threw hella shade in the most adorable way. She was also not ‘out of it’, at all. Demi and Simon fight non-stop, and she calls him ‘Slimon’. I also hear the ‘bad’ performances are better than ever, one cocky guy falling off stage, and another singing an awful rendition of ‘hit me baby one more time’.

    Can’t wait to see this season!

  42. Liz says:

    Britney looks fine, everyone needs to chill. She had an emotional breakdown almost 5 years ago after two pregnancies in a row (that would drive any one crazy) a horrible marriage and a ton of other pressures that go along with being the most famous pop star on the planet (at the time anyway)
    Everyone is straining at a gnat here, hoping that she will show some sign of a break down. She’s fine, you might just try being happy for her comeback instead of trying to decipher the look in her eyes.