Report: Demi Lovato to Join 'X Factor'
Former Disney pop princess and Britney Spears to be formally announced Monday
"The X Factor" has reportedly hired its fourth and final judge. According to E! Online, Demi Lovato, 19, will join fellow former Disney pop princess, Britney Spears, at the judging table -- along with Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid -- when the show's second American season debuts this fall.
TMZ is reporting that Lovato and Spears are in New York Monday, May 14, to make the formal announcement for FOX's upfront meetings with advertisers. (Its report includes a video of Spears apparently nodding when asked if she's excited to work with Lovato.)
The two singers replace Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul, who were jettisoned earlier this year. Reports had Janet Jackson, LeAnn Rimes, Miley Cyrus, Fergie and Avril Lavigne also in the running for the vacancies.
Season 2 of "The X Factor" will premiere this fall on FOX.
Gosh. What happened to Simon??? The show is flushed esp. with Britney Spears in it. Demi Lovato, I don't know. I guess the show has already lost one viewer...me.
Who else is watching?
So we have a 19 year old with little experience and a 30 year old who's whole experience is lip syncing all her songs...... Yeah thats the ticket (sigh)
Even Simon used to make fun of Spears in the early days of American Idol.... Obviously he feels he needs something to combat The Voice younger judges.... I would of picked Janet Jackson over Lovato big time, at least Janet has a lot of experience and is a real artist.... Given how clueless Spears is I can understand picking her for entertainment value only but Simon messed up picking Lovato...