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Kaci Newton kept saying it was "her moment" backstage during the Austin auditions for The X Factor. However, her moment ended up painting her as a mean girl.

Kaci Newton makes enemies on The X Factor

The X Factor wasted no time in creating a villain on the premiere of Season 2 — and for once, it wasn't Simon Cowell. The focus was solely on a 22-year-old blonde auditioning at the Austin, Texas stop.

Kaci Newton, a blonde singer, was filmed with her sister as they waited backstage. The pair spent most of the time making snarky comments about fellow contestants and saying how pretty Kaci was compared to the rest of the competition.

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As for her performance? Cowell said it sounded like she was dying. She tried to sing another song, but her fate was sealed.

"Oh, well," she said as she walked off the stage.

It seems like she made a lasting impact on the judges — for all the wrong reasons.

"We've been making these shows now for ten or eleven years, and I've seen them told in pretty much the same way, and what always fascinated me as a viewer is, what would it be like to be a contestant on the show," Cowell said at the season-premiere party, according to

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"My gut feeling already was that there was a lot of competitiveness, a lot of b***hiness behind the camera, which we never showed the audience before," he continued, "and right from the get-go, that vile monster, who was so rude to [fellow contestant] Paige, I found that was the most fascinating thing about trying to make a program where we allowed viewers to see something they hadn't been allowed to see before and deliberately didn't have a voice-over or a narrative telling you how to feel. It told its own story, like a documentary, and it made it a lot more interesting show to make."

We have to agree — it was nice to get more than the typical good audition/bad audition structure of singing-competition shows.

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Comments on "The X Factor makes Kaci Newton a villain"

mary July 10, 2013 | 7:20 AM

Why bother to script? She and her sister were making snarky mean comments about the? other contestants, which made it clear that her self worth was derived from putting others down. Ignoble: not honorable in character or purpose, describes these girls. @Whitney Holland: Being a sister-in-law I assume you may have the same traits as these two, and need to defend them to keep your own belief system intact, so, what you say seems subjective and holds little weight.

Laynah May 03, 2013 | 6:29 AM

Kaci cant sing. its obvious. she cant even reach a high note. Maybe better practice will help her get better but then again. Who knows? . As for whether shes a nice person? IDK. The comments and the body gestures on Xfactor says alot... ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS.. and her actions definitely said alot about her personality

Tony Dimarco February 01, 2013 | 12:31 AM

To: Whitney Holland's comment about them being the sweetest girls; and to other claiming the producers made the "storyline". Did they doctor the audio? Kaci sings like a cat with its tail caught in a door. So yes (STRIKE ONE) "DELUSIONAL" applies to her personal view of her (IN)abilities. Yes (STRIKE TWO) she appears racist/belittleing by commenting on the "runs" in Paige's pantyhose, asking whether the (obvious) single mom will take her child on stage with her...then to top of her insecurity when her sister said Paige looks so young, she had to chime in with "I am young too..." Well KACI, you look like an old young person. Youth is not a prominent composition of your features. STRIKE THREE FOUR FIVE etc.... YOU CANNOT SING.....that "ahhh shucks" look when you gloriously told the judges you were a if your self describe "Adelle/Underwood" singing style had been outed. I feel sorry for the de-masculated man that marries that delusional, aual pearl-wearing prematurely old daddy's girl. - just my opinion

MacLebaski October 22, 2012 | 6:54 PM

Kaci can defiantly sing . She was very nervous on stage so it does not fit to your scenario of attitude.. It is a human? nature to pick up always on somebody. it is not politicly correct any more to pick up on some overweight or ugly people so the exact opposite makes a perfect candidate for a victim. Appalling manipulation by producers.

Ashley September 14, 2012 | 6:42 PM

The fact that people are making comments about how they were y really makes me fear the human race. REALLY PEOPLE? IT WAS OBVIOUSLY FAKE AND SCRIPTED. I would bet my life that those were paid actresses. I'm going to stick with The Voice, it's not that painfully scripted.

jenn mcdorman September 13, 2012 | 6:20 AM

Oh, these poor "sweet as pie" innocent girls were bullied by the mean producers. Don't think so. If what you're saying is even remotely true, they seemed to have NO problem doing what the producers said all in the pursuit of fame which is just as bad. No one is that good of an actor. You don't seem to know your sweet sis in law as well as you think you do. Just because you've never seen it personally doesn't mean they don't do it. They obviously do since the cameras caught it. And you've heard Kaci sing many times? Now I just feel sorry for you.

What September 13, 2012 | 6:10 AM

Kaci was ugly inside and out....not to mention, Simon was right....she sounded like she was dying. She got it all right....just in all the wrong places.

V September 13, 2012 | 5:34 AM

It was so painfully scripted and phony I don't even know why anyone wasted time writing an article as though it were genuine. The dialogue was about as natural as Laguna Beach. The girls probably made a few comments about another contestant, were overheard, and the producers constructed a meaner storyline around it. TV magic!

Whitney holland September 13, 2012 | 3:27 AM

Everyone needs to know Kaci And Kaylee were to say all thoses unpleasant comments!! Anyone that knows them from there home town knows they are the sweetest girls!!! I know them personally Kaylee is my sister in law so I know she would never be rude like that!!! Kaci is a really a great singer to!! I have heard her sing many of times!!!

GARY MCCONNELL September 12, 2012 | 9:14 PM

Kaci Newton did it to herself not the Judges From the time when Kaci walked through the door with her Barbi Atatude Judging everyone else but yourself See WAS A looser 120% And her sister knows it. Kaci newton needs to drop her ATTUDE In life and not worry about how other people look or dress- God Knows her Makeup was for the Circus she needs to get on with your Life She would Never Be the X-FACTOR ( But will be a Bank Teller)

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