Ex-Menudo singer auditions for 'X Factor' USA, called "sexy" by Spears
Published Jun 29 2012, 21:59 BST | By Catriona Wightman
A former member of Latin boyband Menudo has auditioned for The X Factor
Troy Kurtis, who was in Menudo during the MDO era, performed in Spanish when he took to the X Factor
stage in Providence, People
Speaking before his audition, the 31-year-old reportedly revealed that he "never had any mentors".
"I left my house at 16 because my stepfather told me to shut up when I would sing," he said. "I feel like I'm just getting started."
Judge Britney Spears
reportedly described Kurtis as "very sexy", while LA Reid joked that Demi Lovato was "sweating" and "giggling" after the audition.
Other auditionees for this season of The X Factor
include Gene Simmons's daughter Sophie
and Spears's former duet partner Don Phillips
, who later appeared to criticise the judge
The new season of The X Factor
will premiere on September 12 on Fox.