Well we know who one of the judges on X-Factor is going to be next season. Fox announced today that Demi Lovato would be returning to the panel for Season 3 in the fall. “I couldn’t be happier that Demi wants to come back this year. She’s a superstar in her own right and was a fantastic mentor last year. Even though she can be really, really annoying – I truly enjoyed working with her and so did the artists. I’m especially pleased she’s back even during her world tour!”, said fellow judge and X-Factor creator Simon Cowell in a statement Thursday. Along with Britney Spears, Lovato was a new addition to the competition series last season. After just one season Spears exited the X-Factor officially in January. Veteran judge LA Reid said last year that he was out too. That leaves Cowell as the only remaining judge from the show’s first season. No replacement has been announced yet for either of them. Despite the bounce expected from the addition of Spears and Lovato to the judges’ panel for Season 2, X-Factor found itself battered in the ratings. The Season 2 finale on December 20, 2012 was down nearly 20% from the Season 1 ender on December 22, 2011.
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