Demi Lovato Returning To Judge The X Factor In Season 3

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, who passionately defended the contestants she believed in. Lovato will be returning to Fox’s hit singing competition for Season 3.

With Spears out on Season 3, L.A. Reid leaving, and Khloe Kardashian reportedly getting nixed, It’s no surprise Simon Cowell would want some semblance of stability on the program and has stated numerous times that he would like Lovato to return to The X Factor. So, if you did enjoy Cowell and Lovato bantering, you’ll be getting a lot more of it when the new season premieres.

For her part, Lovato really seems excited about returning to the judges panel.

“I am so excited to return as a judge and mentor on The X Factor. Last season was an unbelievable experience and I really enjoyed developing personal relationships with the contestants and the panel. I look forward to taking my previous experience and applying it to make this season even better!”

Lovato is only 20 years old and was the youngest judge on the panel last year. She may not have had the greatest track record as a judge, but she does know what is current in the industry and what sacrifice it takes to become a huge star. Hopefully, with a little more experience under her belt, she’ll do better this time around.

Open auditions are already underway for Season 3 of the series, with dates set for April 14 in New Orleans and Long Island, NY on April 25. You can learn more over at The X Factor’s site.

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