The X Factor Goes Live: Readers React
11/01/2012 AT 09:10 AM EDT
It was also a chance to see how the first-time judges, a "nervous" Britney Spears and Demi Lovato, would do on live TV, when anything can happen.
And the night went off without a hitch! Responding to PEOPLE's live Tweets, here's your reaction to the night's biggest moments.