Demi Lovato Confirms Her X Factor US Exit


Demi Lovato will not appear as a judge on the new season of X Factor US after the current season wraps up tonight. The Disney actress and singer has decided to quit her role on the show so she can get back to work on her music career. Demi already has a ‘Neon Lights’ tour lined up which will begin in February next year. Demi, who has been a judge on the show for two seasons,  commented that it is time for her to get back to her music career and she’s also excited to be recording a new album:

”I started the show being a singer and a musician, and so I’m going to go back to that. It’s been really great but I’m so excited for 2014. I’m going to dedicate it completely and entirely to music, touring and making a new album.”

When asked what she would miss about the show, Demi admitted that it’s hard to part from her fellow judges Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio who she always enjoyed being around, and she will also miss mentoring new contestants on their journey to the top:

”Being able to sit next to Kelly and Paulina and see them twice a week, and also helping mentor the contestants.”

Simon Cowell added that he knew Demi wouldn’t be returning to the show already because she had other work lined up in advance before breaking the news, including her self-titled album:

 ”I always knew she wasn’t coming back because she’s touring, so I knew that”.