December 20, 2013 05:00 PM by Lisa Princ
The X Factor‘s season came to a close last night, but as the show crowned a winner, we also learned that Demi Lovato will not be returning next season. After the show, Simon Cowell dished on Lovato’s departure, as well as whether or not he already has a replacement in mind.
Sadly, when The X Factor returns next season, the panel will be minus Demi Lovato, who confirmed what we already knew on last night’s season finale – that she is not returning to the show next season. So, now fans are left wondering who will be replacing her next season, especially with rumors buzzing that it could be Selena Gomez. But Simon Cowell is out to set the record straight, and according to the new issue of Life & Style Magazine, Cowell says the rumors of Gomez joining the panel are not true.
So, who does he have in mind, then? Well, according to Cowell, he has someone “larger than life” in mind, because he has “known for a while” that Demi would not be returning. While Cowell did not go into details of who it is that he is trying to get on the panel, he did say that his ideal judge: “Will do the job we are paying them to do, which is to turn them into recording artists.” We’re sure Cowell will have no problem finding someone, and we can’t wait to find out who it will be.
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