LA Reid thinks Britney Spears could have been the next Melanie Amaro in her heyday.
Asked by TMZ how Britney would have fared on the show, Reid bought some thinking time responding: "That's a great question."
"Depending on who the judges were…," he continued tentatively. "If I was a judge, she would have won."
Britney seems to have also won LA over in the judging stakes. "Britney, she's doing amazing," he declared. "She gives great commentary when she watches people perform."