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Paige Thomas: I Was Terrified Singing Britney Spears’ Breakup Song

Fri, November 23, 2012 5:33pm EDT by Chris Rogers 7 Comments
Paige Thomas Britney Spears Everytime
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Paige took a risk performing Britney’s breakup song, allegedly about Justin Timberlake, on the Nov. 21 episode of ‘The X Factor.’ Paige tells exclusively that even though she loves Britney, she was terrified that the ‘Everytime’ singer would be mad.

Paige Thomas surprised fans when she sang Britney Spears’ very own breakup song “Everytime” during the Nov. 21 episode of The X Factor.

Paige was asked by our very own reporter Russ Weakland if she was nervous to sing Britney’s tune, allegedly about her breakup with Justin Timberlake, in front of her. “I’ve been a fan of [Britney’s] for so long, so when I found out that she was one of the judges it was one of the main reasons I auditioned. Every time she’s played Arizona I have seen her, she’s amazing. And when I heard that song, I was like yes, I have been dying to do a Britney Spears song. It’s one of her best songs ever.”

Awkwardly, the song is allegedly about Britney’s public and very sad split from Justin Timberlake in 2003. While Paige was a bit worried about that, she didn’t let it stop her from singing the song.

“I was worried about that. Like I said, I am a Britney fan and after initially hearing the song I felt cool, let’s do it. But when we started working on it I thought this is going to hurt me or help me. To me that song is not about breaking up, I see it more about my dark past meeting the future positive me. Shedding one persona and moving into a new light. But right before I went on stage I told my vocal coach I was so nervous. I couldn’t believe I was doing it, am I crazy? But life is about taking risks and if you don’t you never know what you can do.”

What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Were you happy Paige chose “Everytime”  or was it wrong of her?

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— Reporting by Russ Weakland, Written by Chris Rogers

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