13 Life Lessons We Learned From “The X Factor” Judges

So what exactly is the “X Factor?” It’s an unidentifiable mixture of confidence, star power, and fearlessness. And if they X Factor judges have it, we’re definitely listening. For more pearls of wisdom from Demi, Kelly, Paulina and Simon, watch The X Factor on Wednesdays & Thursdays at 8/7c on FOX. Brought to you by FOX and Secret.

1. Demi taught us the difference between flirting and cannibalism…

 

2. …and how to properly address a lady.

 

3. Kelly gave a master class in backing that thang up…

 

4. …that came with a complimentary reality check. Success doesn’t happen overnight, mmkay?

 

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5. Paulina reminded us that you can play hard even when you work hard…

 

6. …and taught us the most important word in the Spanish language.

7. Simon got real serious with us for a second.

8. We also learned the importance of respecting our “elders”…

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9. …and how to put our juniors in their place.

10. The judges taught us how to love…

11. …and how to love being in love…

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12. …and that one should never — EVER — hide his or her excitement.

 

13. Most importantly, we got some pretty amazing metaphors.

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You’ve all been wonderful students. Give yourselves a round of applause.

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