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Demi Lovato OFFICIALLY Joins The X Factor!

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The stars have aligned! We officially have our new panel of judges!

It has been CONFIRMED that Demi Lovato will be joining FOX's version of The X Factor this season as one of the esteemed judges. The Disney superstar will hold musical court alongside previously announced returning judges Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid, and newly announced cohort, the one and only Miz Britney Spears.

Don't hold your breath - this is all happening!!!

While Demi's camp has yet to release a statement about the happy news, sources confirm that both Britney and Demi will be on hand at FOX's upfronts tomorrow to make their official debut!

We couldn't be more THRILLED! This is exactly the kind of superstardom the show needs to bring in the viewers. NO ONE is going to be missing this season, that is for sure!

A big congrats to Demi on landing this gig! Well deserved … and an overdue opportunity for someone so mega talented!

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47 comments to “Demi Lovato OFFICIALLY Joins The X Factor!”



  1. 1

    good for her! this will skyrocket her career and specially as an adult. i don't care what anyone else says about it but, demi is extremely talented and knows alot about music. people just right her off and judge her talent because of disney. i know she's still very young to judge, though.. but she knows talent, so.. she's not that successfull because of her bad team/management, record label and bad promo but this will give it to her. congrats to her!

  2. Leo says – reply to this


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    BOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
    How is a 19 YEAR OLD going to be able to tell a 50 year old singer they aren't good enough!
    BAD CHOICE SIMON!
    Britney is going to be awesome!
    Demi is a terrible choice. She is going to make the show too TWEENY and parents are going to be turned off…

  3. showbizaddict says – reply to this


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    yey! at least someone from the judges can sing LIVE

  4. Monica says – reply to this


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    I think she will do an amazing job! I hope her and Britney do well!

  5. Felipe says – reply to this


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    RIP X-Factor USA.

    Awful choice! Just AWFUL. No experience in music industry. I was wondering if she gets the "over 30's" category. This show will gonna be a MESS! Simon could bring Kelly Rowland back from X-Factor UK, could be a better choice than Demi.

  6. nellie says – reply to this


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    I think it's a good descion because it will give the show a wider range for viewers. Britney I believe was a mistake.

  7. Jay says – reply to this


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    This is such a bad idea. Demi Lovato??? Come on! She's talented but please…

  8. Gaga4ever says – reply to this


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    How the hell is Simon going to put Demi Lovato next to such a huge star and pop icon like Britney Spears??? smh!

    But I am definitely going to tune into X-Factor to see how Britney carries herself

  9. Sweet&short says – reply to this


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    I LOVE Demi, but it's too soon to have her as a judge on a show.
    She is barely starting, & getting back from her situation.
    Britney is an amazing choice, but what advice can Demi give someone 3 times her age?
    Maybe Simon should put her on hold until maybe 10 or 20 years.



  10. 10

    whoo cant wait!!!! i loved her in princess protection program too. and wow britney!!! fabulous stuff

  11. internetfavs.com says – reply to this


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    wow, what a jury and what a lot of money. Is this all to compete with the voice?
    internetfavs.com



  12. 12

    Ugh. I'm excited about Britney, because while she may not be the most talented, she has many years in the entertainment business and she knows what it takes to make it. Demi?? How long as she been around, like 2 years? I know she's been an actress longer but this isn't an acting competition. I don't dislike her, I just think this is a very poor choice. They are obviously trying to bring in a younger audience so I hope they get the teenage crowd they are looking for.

  13. WeWillFightForDemi says – reply to this


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    Re: msubabe01 – not 2, 4 yrs…



  14. 14

    I kinda wanted miley to do it



  15. 15

    Wow…this just made sure the 2nd season will be the last..This show has NO credibility. Who the fuck wants advice froma 19 year old???? What the FUCK does she know wabout anything…Plus..has she even had a hti album or single??? lol what a fucking JOKE!



  16. 16

    i hope simon doesnt fire britney this is a big thing its pleasing to see her as she is like for the time of the show and all it entails plus naturally her hangers on… very excited

  17. ed says – reply to this


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    and she will judge based on what experience???



  18. 18

    There's no denying Demi has talent, and I have no doubt she would blow Britney out of the water in a live show competition, but… why did Simon pick the two most unstable women in the business?? Demi supposedly left her Disney show in the lurch because she couldn't handle the spotlight, yet she's been touring and now she's going to judge a show this big? And I agree, she's too young to know that much. Britney has years of experience, but if she needs permission from two grown men to do the show, that should be a warning to steer clear of the hot mess. And she can't sing worth shit anymore. These are TERRIBLE choices, Simon!!!

  19. me says – reply to this


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    Are you kidding me???? A 2 bi-polar females (one who likes to hit people). How about Mariah Carey?….or some kind of big pop producer with some track record??? One less show to waste my time watching.

  20. dearpippa says – reply to this


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    definitely tuning in! X factor is finally stepping up it's game. Demi Lovato can actually sing LIVE regardless from which record label she comes from!



  21. 21

    Demi lovato is the Best choice Simon could have done for this show! I'm so excited! I'm already imagining performing as a duet in the show! Awesome!



  22. 22

    I don't worry about Demi's quality of judging, but coaching and mentoring? I think this is a recipe for personal disaster for her. I don't think she is strong enough to handle the pressure. For that matter, I am equally as concerned with Britney. Maybe they can keep a therapist on hand to counsel both of them. Couldn't he picked two stable artists? Are there two stable artists out there? Yeah probably not



  23. 23

    Re: futuremrslabeouf – agree Re: me – And… agree

  24. ps says – reply to this


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    P.S….It's not ABOUT the judges, it's about the singers. I'm not interested in revamping Demi whoever's career. I want to see up and coming talent BE THE STARS.



  25. 25

    This will be the death of the show…way to go Simon



  26. 26

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  27. 27

    Re: Leo – "0BAMA iN 2o12" "GOT DAMN RiTE WE'RE GONNA FiTE" …FORWARD …FORWARD …FORWARD "iNHERiT THE WiND" 0BAMA iN 2o12 …THEY DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHiNG DELUSiONAL SELFiSH LYiNG STiNGY GREEDY COMMUNiST REPUBLiCANS ALL HAVE COMMiTTED POLiTiCAL SUiCiDE4 2O12 …THE UNRE-ELECTABLE BiGTiME LAZY PATHETiC WHiNiNGASS CRYBABY & LOSER DEMON JOHN BOEHNER …THE UNMOTiVATED UNRE-ELECTABLE WELL KNOWN SUPER DASTARDLY WEAKMiNDED SORRYASS QUiTTER & LOSER DEMON ERiC CANTOR …THE OLD DUMBASS iT'S DEFiNiTELY TiME 2RETiRE LOSER DEMON MiTCH McCONNELL "iNHERiT THE WiND" YOU ARE MOST DEFiNiTELY GOiNG 2BOW DOWN …BELiEVE… YOUR OBSTRUCTiONiSM & DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHiNG FiNAL DAYS ARE MOST ASSUREDLY NUMBERED & FAST APPROACHiNG - iT iS PERMANENTLY ENGRAVED iN STONE - DAMN RiTE PRESiDENT OBAMA A MAN 0F ALL THE PEOPLE iN 2O12



  28. 28

    I have nothing but mad respect for Demi and how mature she's been handing her issues but I have to say….a 19 year old with really only one, maybe 2 hits, isn't the right choice for a judge. What does she know about the business? She's talented but she's also just starting. Bad choice for sure.



  29. 29

    Ugh.

  30. Philippa says – reply to this


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    Demi may not be an experienced judge, or someone who's be so long in the business, but i think it's what the contestants need. they are up and coming singers facing challenges in the industry. Demi can definitely be a good mentor. She's been through the highs and the lows of the industry and so has britney. They have both learned from their mistakes and can definitely lead the contestants in the right path. Britney is a great entertainer and Demi Lovato, for sure, is a great vocalist. That girl's got pipes!

  31. Erin says – reply to this


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    Good for Demi!! I will actually watch X-Factor now! Great news for Bitney as welll, both stars have gone through such hard times they deserve it!



  32. 32

    One question Simon….WHY? How can this little girl who really has proved nothing in the record business, except for tweenies loving her on Disney, how can she possibly judge anyone??? A very bad move. It was bad enough with Nicole last year, I think this year I'll pass thank you.



  33. 33

    Re: Another dam nickname – keep cutting!! lol!!



  34. 34

    Re: pie107 – Me too! Miley's too good for x factor though. She's got a long career ahead of her and doesn't need reality TV to boost her image. Demi on the other hand needs all the help she can get!



  35. 35

    Cool two former drug addicts turned talent coaches! Should be amusing watching their meltdown in progress.

  36. missemm says – reply to this


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    Really disappointed. Last season L.A. Reid didn't even know who she was nor did he know or like her song. He called it old. What credentials does Demi Lovato have to be able to judge other people on their performances? She's not even a big star? She's a kid star that was in the spotlight for partying, rehab, tweeting with fake celebrities, and dating famous stars? I don't believe she has the talent nor star power that allows her to judge other people. A judge should actually be established to be able to give out valid opinions. Just my opinion.

  37. DatLovatoSwag says – reply to this


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    if y'all haven't noticed. Demi has been through more stuff than a person 3 times her age.
    i for one think Demi will be an excellent judge. not only saying it as a lovatic but, everyone has to start somewhere with there next big move.
    Demi is an amazing performer and the X factor is not only for singers twice her age.
    she'd be great. so what if it is with Britney spears? i don't see Britney herself complaining about it.
    many artist has complimented Demi on her career and more.
    plus, it will get more ratings on the show. Demi has 6 million fans +
    that will increase viewings. and its nice for the younger generation to have someone we can ALL relate to.
    so how about y'all stop thinking about the age and just enjoy the damn show.



  38. 38

    I really don't like this idea at all. Nothing against Demi or Britney, but this won't work out. I really don't understand why Britney is doing it. You're still relevant, people still care about you. Yeah, she doesn't have strong vocals, but she has accomplished a lot in 14 years. With Demi, yeah she can sing, but I don't think it's wise for someone who is 19 years old to judge a talent show that big. It would stress her out even more. The ratings will drop because of this. No one really cares about Demi except her teen audience. Instead of these two, they should have gotten Mariah Carey or Robin Thicke(sexy ass man) to judge instead. *Sigh* I don't know if I'm going to watch this season.

    P.S.- Who's going to be hosting it since they got rid of that dude? I forget his name.

  39. vivi says – reply to this


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    Re: musicjunkie1993 – have to agree with you

  40. lovaticx says – reply to this


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    Okay, Demi has been around for like 3+ years. She started her career out on music! Auditioning to act on camp rock got her publicity because she did A LOT of singing on the movie. I mean, that was mainly the movie, SINGING! That way she wouldn't have been some "who the hell is this" artist that no one knew of or gave a chance to. &who gives a fuck how old she is?!?! She can go on stage live and sound EXACTLY like her album and maybe even better then she's good enough! Leave her the hell alone! She's gonna be PERFECT!

  41. efesque97 says – reply to this


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    Re: Shaniqua Jones – LOL! um you should really research before you go judge people! She's had three extremely successful albums out and her song skyscraper has gone platinum so please GTFO

  42. Lily says – reply to this


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    Okay Demi isn't that succesfull, or big, but damn that girl lives for music. She has this special raspy voice, she has a big and strong voice, and damn this girl can sing ( cover of Natural Woman, cover of Mercy On Me, live singing with Kelly Clarkson, where she sounded at least as good, mash-up with Christina Aguilera where they also sing a lot like his other). But beside that she should also be an extremly talented piano and guitar player, and she writes a lot of here own songs. Beside that, she had like two bad live performance's and that it! Demi really knows about talent, since some of her favourite singers are Christina Aguilera, Aretha Franklin, James Morrison, John Mayer, Kelly Clarkson, Whitney Houston, and do on. Finally Simon gives her credit for her talent, and you guess should relax, Simon knows what he's doing. And I'm not one of those lovatics that support here in everything, and are always like: "She's been trough so much and still stands strong" and crap like that, I just think the girl is really talented.

  43. DEMI LOVATO says – reply to this


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    THE ONLY REasON IM WATCHING XFACTOR

  44. Destinie says – reply to this


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    Re: Felipe – shut up! Demi's amazing so shut the fuck up before I make you

  45. Destinie says – reply to this


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    Would you know worry about her age! Demi is more mature then half the adults today! Simon made an excellent chioce! The show will NOT be to "TWEENY" and parents want turn it off! All you need to shut the help up! Demi is an amazing person and WILL BE an amazing judge! With her judging tons of her fans will tune in giving the show many more viewers then before! It's what the show need! Stop critizing her! People like you are what caused her problems in the first place. So, again, SHUT THE FUCK UP!

  46. Cheyenne Casady says – reply to this


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    Re: showbizaddictRe: showbizaddict – oh yea Brittney can not sing at all so how is she going to be better then demi…..demi has talent to tell people they are good or if their not soo yea i would shut up because demi is going to be awesome as a jugde……..oh and age does not matter!!! :) Love you Demi!

  47. kk_safdsaldjfalksdjflk says – reply to this


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    Re: Manda756
    She is not a Drug addict!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!