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Demi Lovato Joins The X Factor!

May 03, 2012 07:54 AM by Shayla Perry

After what feels like YEARS of speculation as to who would take Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger‘s place on The X Factor, it’s finally official…. Pop singer Demi Lovato will join Britney Spears, L.A. Reid, and Simon Cowell on the judges’ panel in the next season of the FOX reality show. Britney, we get, but what was the motivation behind Lovato? Does Simon Cowell have a thing for Disney stars turned pop singers with troubled pasts?

In a word: Possibly. But according to The Hollywood Reporter, Cowell and company are banking on Demi Lovato to help the show reach a younger demographic. Just how much their banking has yet to be revealed, but we’re pretty sure it’s not going to come close to Brit’s reported $15 million payday.

With the new panel practically set, sources close to the show say that above all else, they’re hoping to differentiate themselves from the other reality singing competitions by offering “a real point of view,” which producers admit was lacking in Season 1.

Neither FOX nor Lovato’s reps would confirm or deny that a deal had been reached, or that Lovato is even in the running to fill the fourth chair, but with the FOX upfront event scheduled for May 14th, don’t be surprised if a major announcement is made at that time.

Besides, with Season 2 talent auditions slated for the end of the month, they’re going to have to say something soon.

What do you think about the new judges’ panel on The X Factor? Do you think Demi Lovato will be a good addition to the show? Are you excited about Season 2? Sound off in the Comments section below.

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5 Responses to “Demi Lovato Joins The X Factor!”

  1. Gwen Says:
    May 3rd, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Is Simon out of his mind? Two judges 30 and under. This is not a very balanced panel. How are they going to work with over 30s and neither of them has ever done any singing in a group. Bad, bad choices. It’s goign to be worse than last year and will lose viewers.

  2. Johnathan Says:
    May 4th, 2012 at 4:20 am

    I am not sure about Demi being a good fit, I see her drawing in a younger audience to see her however that is about it, and as far Britney, I think she will bring a unique point of view to the show she has been in the business her entire life and btw Gwen a little knowledge helps, Britney in 1997 was in an all girl group ” Innosense “. I am sure I will be tuning in this season to see how this turns out!

  3. Annette Says:
    May 4th, 2012 at 5:53 am

    I think with two judges under 30, would be a great fit for the show… I get where Simon is going with this. It would be refreshing and with the experience these two have had, they would do just fine.

  4. meagan Says:
    May 4th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Demi and britney will both be great judges.They would bring the rates up.I think simon is making a good choice picking demi and britney.I would watch everynite for Demi.

  5. Echo crossland Says:
    May 10th, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    I love the arangment. gooooddd job simon AND the producers! to the x factor 2012! aming for 25.2 million vewers


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