We heard earlier that Britney Spears locked-in a deal to be a Season 2 judge on Simon Cowell’s music talent competition show, The X-Factor. Well, now we’re hearing that Demi Lovato will the be joining Simon and Britney as a judge as well.
We’ve learned that singer/songwriter/actress Demi Lovato‘s deal was done late last night. So Fox will introduce her and already locked-in Britney Spears as its new judges for Simon Cowell’s fall talent show The X Factor at today’s upfront in NYC.
It looks like we’ll be getting official confirmation about Demi Lovato joining the show at any moment. I watched the first 2 or 3 episodes of The X-Factor and can’t say that I got really into it. Bringing Britney and Demi on board, it looks like Simon is trying to grasp at the same success NBC’s The Voice is having. As a Britney fan, I’ll give The X-Factor another chance this season. I’m curious to see Britney Spears as judge. As for Demi Lovato, that’s a more unexpected choice. I see that they’re trying to bring in a younger demographic, and Demi has a rather large and dedicated fanbase. Does she have the chops to be a decent judge though? That remains to be seen; however, the track record for insightful celebrity judges’ critiques leaves A LOT to be desired. So it really doesn’t matter, as long as she and Britney bring in the ratings.
What do you think of Britney and Demi joining the show? Are you excited for Season 2 of The X-Factor?