Fox’s newest singing competition series, The X Factor, has cycled through judges. Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger, L.A. Reid and Britney Spears have come and gone in the show’s three seasons on air, and soon it looks like we’ll be adding the spunky Demi Lovato to the list.
If Simon Cowell and FOX executives are to be believed, it’s a long and complicated process that will take time, but the truth is, it’s not. Finding the right judges is profoundly simple. Since no one actually involved with the show seems to get it, let me spell it out as simply as I can. The goal is to hire people who have something to say and don’t rely on the same stock phrases.
After weeks of headlines about the fate of Glee in the wake of Cory Monteith's tragic death, it looks like the series is getting back on track in pushing forward toward business-as-usual. Yesterday we shared the peppy new promo for Season 5, which offers no indication of the major character departure in store for the new season. And today comes word of some casting news related to Rachel and Santana's New York arc in the series.
Just a few hours after officially announcing Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio would be joining The X Factor, Fox has put out a first look at next season’s judging panel. The first round of auditions with the judges present commenced today in Charleston, South Carolina, where the image was taken at the North Charleston Coliseum during today’s big event.
Demi Lovato didn’t have the best run as a judge and mentor on her first season of The X Factor, arguably having the best talent but losing contestants early in the game. However, that doesn’t seem to be deterring the talented singer and judge. Lovato will be returning to Fox’s hit singing competition for Season 3.
The X Factor is going to go through plenty of changes before Season 3 airs. Britney Spears is already out, L.A. Reid needs to focus more on his business as a record producer, and Khloe Kardashian has been rumored to have been fired. According to Simon Cowell, though, the show would really, really like to keep Demi Lovato around—if she’s willing.
Last night’s elimination episode of The X Factor featured a lot of twists and turns. Ultimately, two acts went home, but it was the latter of the two that was all the more shocking. After Lyric 145 was sent home at the beginning of the episode for having the lowest vote count, it was time for a sing-off, and Demi Lovato was forced into the troubling position of having to send one of two of her acts home.
Auditions for The X Factor's second season are underway, with the singing competition series recently visiting Kansas City in search of individuals and group performers with the vocal chops to compete for a record contract. Fox released an interview featuring three of the series' four regular judges, and one stand-in judge that will likely be more familiar to those who watch the U.K. version of the series.
Spears, on the other hand, took a more positive note with the young man, using her sultry, confident voice to tell him he could be bigger than the next Justin Bieber. It’s good that a dichotomy between the two women has come out early on, because if they both chose to sit back and say kind things all the time, the programming would be boring. Let’s hope the two keep the differing opinion thing up.
On the surface, Britney Spears’ hiring seems like a predictably desperate move made by a desperate show that’s desperately in need of higher ratings to justify its bloated budget. As such, there are dozens of reasons why I should roll my eyes and be cynical about The X Factor shelling out for the “Lucky” singer and to a lesser extent, Demi Lovato, but actually, I couldn’t be more on board.
Fox just announced the big news at the network's upfront presentation today. Britney Spears and Demi Lovato have been added to the judges table for the second season of singing competition series The X Factor. Spears and Lovato both took the stage along with L.A. Reid and Simon Cowell when the announcement was made.
With Fox's upfront presentation set to take place tomorrow, we may hear official confirmation on the status of the two empty judges' seats for the upcoming second season of the U.S. version of The X Factor. Rumor has it, Britney Spears is locked in to fill one chair, and now comes word that the other judge is also in place with a deal signed.
Last we heard, Britney Spears was close to a deal to serve as one of the four judge/mentors in the second season of the U.S. version of The X Factor. While Fox hasn't made any official announcement on Spears' involvement in the series, that may just be a matter of time. In the meantime, there's still one seat not yet taken (or reserved) at the judges table, and teen stars Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato may have their eyes on it.
Apparently, the Shake it Up joke, about a character's eating habits, lacked punch for actress Demi Lovato, who recently had to open up with her fans and the press about her eating disorder and bipolar problems after freaking out on tour with The Jonas Brothers. The episode of Shake it Up that offended the star featured a line making light of those with problems similar to the challenges the 19 year-old star has faced.
Far be it from me to call into question the motives of an eighteen year old girl, but this entire debacle makes absolutely no sense. Disney star Demi Lovato announced today that she's officially leaving her hit program Sonny With A Chance. The show had been on hiatus for more than six months after she abruptly entered rehab for physical and emotional problems