It sounds like today's X Factor auditions in New Orleans went somewhat better for Simon Cowell than his recently taping of Britain's Got Talent.
And while there was no food-throwing, there was lots of PDA!
During the first round of auditions, a singing male-female hairdresser duo took the stage to sing, and as they learned they were not making it through to the next round, they asked to give the judges a hug, an onset source tells E! News.
"The guy asked the judges if he could give the girls a hug," the source says exclusively.
The source continues, "After hugging all the judges, Kelly even said what a good hugger he was, Simon held his hand out to shake hands and the guy instead just gave Simon a bear hug. His singing partner, who was on stage, was jealous and she ran straight up to Simon, grabbed his face and started kissing him all over his cheek and neck—Simon couldn't escape it!"
When the duo walked off stage, Kelly joked to Simon, "That's some good sugar Simon!" our source adds. Hey, a few pecks are better than a bunch of eggs, right?
This wasn't the first time Simon has been smothered with kisses during X Factor filming this season though. "A few weeks ago in Charleston, a contestant's 83-year-old grandmother, who was a self-proclaimed cougar, took a liking to Simon and insisted on sitting on Simon's knee while her granddaughter auditioned," the source dished.
She then showed Simon how limber she was when she wrapped her legs around him as she sat on his lap!
The source says, "Simon turned bright red!"