Britney Spears Calls Former Menudo Singer ‘Very Sexy’ at X Factor Auditions

Troy Kurtis

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updated 06/28/2012 AT 12:00 PM ET

originally published 06/28/2012 AT 5:25 PM ET

Boy band singers know how to charm the ladies – even when they’re all grown up.

At Wednesday’s X Factor auditions in Providence, R.I., a former singer from the Latin boy band Menudo wooed the audience with his vocal talent and easy charisma, prompting Britney Spears, 30, to say his performance was “very sexy.”

Wearing a leather jacket and black T-shirt, 31-year-old Troy Kurtis got the audience waving their arms back and forth as he sang in Spanish. Afterwards, during the judges’ critique, L.A. Reid, 56, teased Demi Lovato, 19, about her love of all things Spanish, saying, “[Demi’s] sweating. She’s giggling.”


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