Category: X Factor

VIDEO: Demi Lovato Talks Family & Breakdown in New TV Special

Demi Lovato‘s Canadian fan base was in for a special treat over the weekend when ‘Born to Be: Demi Lovato’ aired throughout the country. The heart-tugging special, similar to her MTV ‘Stay Strong’ documentary, touched on all of Lovato’s highs and lows throughout her personal life and career, including the importance of her friends and family who helped see her through a dark time in her life that resulted with the actress/singer/’X Factor‘ judge checking into rehab.

Thanks to the handy-dandy internet, some clips from the special surfaced soon after its premiere so fans all over the world could see what the sweet and talented Lovato had to share.

“I lost control of who I was,” Lovato admits in the special when talking about when she was 18 years old and became a person her friends and family hardly recognized. “I was very sick and I was performing shows on an empty stomach. I was doing a lot of things I wasn’t proud of,” she admitted. “I had kind of lost control of who I was and everything around me. I actually didn’t ask for help, but I definitely knew that I needed it.”

Lovato says she realized the treatment was working when she was starting to finish her meals “without a struggle.”

“It was a really great feeling, knowing I was doing something that was benefiting my health and well being, rather than my career. This was time for myself and it really felt amazing to accomplish goals like that. They seem silly, like finishing a meal, but for me, they were very difficult, but I was doing it and I am still doing it to this day. It changed my life forever. I am getting strong and I am unbroken.”

Source: PopCrush

ARTICLE: The X Factor First Look: Britney Spears and Demi Lovato Make Their Debut!

The worst kept secret in Hollywood has finally been confirmed: Britney Spears and Demi Lovato are joining The X Factor!

Fox officially announced at the network’s upfront presentation in New York City today that the two former Disney pop princesses will be joining Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid at the judges’ table. Spears was so excited to be a part of the show, she tweeted the very first picture of all four judges together!

So what went down at the presentation? And what did Spears and Lovato have to say about joining the show?

Fox president Kevin Reilly is banking on the revamped X Factor, saying, “The Voice hit a series low at the end of the season. I’m betting on The X Factor and here’s why.” And then, of course, Cowell, Reid, Lovato and Spears, whose X Factor hiring was first reported by E! Online, took the stage, where they were greeted with big cheers.

“Well, we delivered,” Cowell said. “This has taken a year, and I am thrilled to be able to confirm the return of L.A. Reid, and the addition of Demi Lovato and the superstar Britney Spears.”

As for The X Factor newbies, who are replacing Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger? They are more than ready to fulfill their duty of finding America’s next great star. “I’m so excited about this whole experience. It’s going to be so much fun and so different than anything I’ve ever done. I’m ready to find a true star,” Spears said.

Demi added, “I’m totally stoked to be here, because of not only the opportunity to be a judge here, but the presence of you guys. It’s just an honor to be standing next to you. I’m excited to represent my generation, and I’m ready to find the winner.”

And the X Factor panel wasn’t done knocking NBC’s The Voice just yet. “This year we are seriously going to kick butt,” Cowell promised. “The Voice is going up against us; I wish them luck, but second’s not great. We are going to make this the best series we’ve ever made.”


ARTICLE: It’s Official! Demi Lovato Joins X Factor as Fourth Judge

The X Factor will be housing two former Disney pop princesses at its judging table in season two!

Teen idol Demi Lovato has officially joined the Fox hit reality series as the fourth and final judge, sources confirm to E! News.

Lovato is set to join Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid and fellow newbie judge Britney Spears when the show returns in September.

While Fox isn’t commenting on Lovato’s hiring, the 19-year-old singer is expected to make an appearance tomorrow at the network’s upfront presentation in New York City. Spears is also expected to appear at the event where a formal announcement about the duo joining the show will be made.

News of Lovato officially joining the show was first reported by TMZ.

Last week, Spears finalized her deal to join the show. As we previously reported, Spears will get $15 million for one season’s worth of work.

Before Lovato signed on, The X Factor was reportedly courting fellow former Disney star Miley Cyrus, but sources told us she was never approached with an offer.

Cowell had been on the hunt for two judges to replace Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger since he fired them in January.


ARTICLE: Britney Spears Wants Demi Lovato on X Factor

BRITNEY Spears is already trying to call the shots on X Factor America.

The pop diva will reportedly receive $15 million to join Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid on the judging panel of the pop star search show and has asked that teen star Demi Lovato be considered for the final position because she believes they would have great chemistry together.

“Britney is the anchor of the new judging panel and that was Simon’s most important hire. Britney is extremely hopeful that Demi Lovato will become one of the judges because she truly admires her. Britney loves how open and honest Demi has been with her fans after she went to rehab last year,” a source said.

“She thinks they have a lot in common and that they would have great chemistry on the show. Britney is being kept apprised of the status of ongoing contract talks with Lovato and it is looking like she will be joining the show! Britney is extremely excited for filming to begin, which will be in the next month.

“Britney and Demi have met a few times very casually at Hollywood industry parties but those were very brief. Demi went to one of Britney’s concerts in Anaheim in 2011 and met with her backstage. Once Demi officially signs her contract Simon will have the new judging panel over to his house for a celebration dinner. The second season of X Factor is going to be amazing.”


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