`X Factor` judges walk out of auditions in Kansas City

Updated: Jun 10, 2012, 17:10 PM IST

Washington: All four judges of The X Factor walked out of the Kansas City auditions on Saturday, as they couldn’t stand listening to one “vocally challenged” contestant, who faced away from the panel while performing.

The auditions were being held at the Sprint Centre.

"It was really awkward," a magazine has quoted an audience member as saying.

"You could tell the judges were done."

"I don``t think they had a choice. They didn`t want to waste their time," the audience member said.

"He was one of the worst singers and had a bad attitude ... [The judges] all hated it and walked off,” another source said.

Interestingly, the male contestant didn`t even notice the departure and continued to sing long after the judges left the building.

However, all of the judges later returned to finish the show with one final contestant except Spears, who returned later for a second show taping in Kansas City.