Nellie Andreeva

simon-cowell-demi-lovato-1888592When The X Factor gets renewed for a fourth season, it will be without judge Demi Lovato.  Speaking on the red carpet after tonight’s performace finale, X Factor boss Simon Cowell confirmed that Lovato won’t be back next season but indicated the door will be left open for her in the future. Word that Lovato would be leaving after two seasons got out earlier today on People.com. It came two days after Cowell announced that X Factor will be renewed but it would undergo major changes in Season 4, including Cowell possibly taking on “a different kind of role.” Lovato was the only judge on the X Factor panel from Season 2 to continue in Season 3.

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