Hello, Missouri!

Britney Spears arrived in Kansas City this week, June 8, for the 'X Factor' auditions, which have kicked into high gear. Brit even shared a super short video expressing her excitement about hitting the Midwest to check out "all the amazing talent."

In the vid, which you can view below, Brit is in a car, on her way to the next round of auditions to meet and critique the hopefuls. She says, "Hello Kansas, I am on my way to the 'X Factor' auditions and I can't wait to look at all the amazing talent."

Brit Brit looks summery and pretty, in a short white frock with a tank-style top.

In the photo to the left, she's engrossed in conversation with Louis Walsh, who is normally a part of the U.K. edition of the show. But Pink is the New Blog reports that judge/producer Simon Cowell is so sick that he needed Walsh to fill in for him temporarily. That's good news for the Kansas City contingent looking to avoid Cowell's acid-tongued commentary.

Notice the Pepsi log on the mug on the table. Since the soft drink giant sponsors the series, the product placement is inevitable.

Brit's first few weeks as an 'X Factor' judge have been grabbing headlines. Word is she was near meltdown and taking breaks more often than working, but other accounts indicate that the 'Criminal' singer is warm to the contestants and is taking her role seriously.

We're looking forward to the kick off of Season 2, where we can see Brit interact with the wannabes and to see what's she wearing. We are also beyond interested in her dynamic and chemistry with fellow new female judge Demi Lovato.

Watch Britney Spears on Her Way to Kansas City 'X Factor' Auditions