Erin Strecker
June 20, 2012 AT 06:16 PM EDT

X Factor judges love San Francisco. The show posted a new behind-the-scenes clip of Britney Spears, Demi Lovato and L.A. Reid (but no Simon interview!) taking in the San Francisco crowd and discussing their judging strategies.

Spears is obviously no stranger to being young and performing. “Sometimes it’s hard because I know what they’ve been through and being so young and achieving their dreams,” she explained in the clip.

She shared that she doesn’t think she’s the toughest judge–Simon has her beat–and that she’s “looking for spark and spunk, and someone who is meant to do what they’re doing.”

Watch the video below:

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