We are displeased to announce the official cancellation of The X Factor USA. The show just recruited Paula Rubino, Kelly Rowland and Demi Lovato for its third season, but has announced that it will not be going forward for a fourth season. Ugh. What will Simon Cowell do now? Perhaps he just wants to concentrate on being a father?
This fall, the show would have made its return, but Simon has announced that he will continue on with the U.K. version of the talent competition. Simon revealed in a statement, “I’ve had a fantastic time over the last twelve years, both on The X Factor and American Idol. And apart from being lucky enough to find some amazing talent on the shows, I have always had an incredible welcome from the American public – most of the time!”
It’s a shame to see Simon withdrawing his show from American television. Are you sad to see it go? Now that The Voice and American Idol will have no competition, which of the two will you be tuning into on a regular basis? Have your say in the comments section below!
Demi Lovato has officially confirmed reports stating that she is leaving The X Factor USA. Are you shocked? She has judged the talent alongside Simon Cowell for two seasons now, but the Disney starlet says that it is enough already.
On Wednesday evening she took to the red carpet on the show to confirm her plans to focus on her career as opposed to continue sitting in the judge’s chair. She revealed, “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.”
She said, “Being able to sit next to Kelly and Paulina and see them twice a week, and also helping mentor the contestants.”
The show’s creator, Simon Cowell added, “I always knew she wasn’t coming back because she’s touring, so I knew that.”
Have you liked Demi’s judging and mentoring abilities on the show these past two years? Or do you think that she is easily replaced as a seat warmer? Rumor has it that Simon is looking to snag Miley Cyrus to fill Demi’s spot on the popular talent competition. We’re guessing that if he is able to get Miley, he won’t be shelling out a mere million bucks for the privilege. What do you think? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below and tell us who you think would be a good fit to judge the competition next season.
Is Demi Lovato dissing on Justin Bieber during her time as a judge on the upcoming season of The X Factor USA 2013? It would appear so, according to this latest report from celebrity gossip website TMZ.
Reportedly, Demi was judging some of the acts when one contestant got dissed for acting like a punk while on the stage.
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TMZ has the scoop:
It all went down Wednesday on the campus of USC when Demi took exception to the attitude one contestant was giving off. Sources on set say when it was Demi’s turn to give her opinion on the 22-year-old wannabe, she said that the industry already has too many artists with bad attitudes and then commented, “We don’t need another little punk running the streets.”
Lovato’s next shot was less subtle … when a young man auditioned with Bieber’s own song, “As Long As You Love Me.” We’re told the audience loved his performance and so did the judges, but during her critique, Demi remarked, “Well finally someone can sing the song the way it was meant to be sung.”
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Apparently Demi wasn’t feeling like she was in the insulting mood when she took to her official Twitter account to discuss the teen singer. She tweeted, “Btw – no shade thrown at Justin. So many people audition with his songs.. Finally someone sang it the way it was meant to be sung.. Meaning, finally someone sang it the way JUSTIN sang it. Ain’t got nothin’ but love for @justinbieber and his beliebers.”
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Was Demi merely trying to head off Justin’s throngs of fans before they all got crazy and decided to start the hate in her general direction? What do you think? Share your thoughts below.
The third season of the popular singing competition The X Factor is set to premiere on September 11, 2013! Are you excited, X Factor fans?
The show first made its premiere in 2011 and crowned season one winner Melanie Amaro. In its second season the following year, country singer Tate Stevens took the X Factor crown. This year, we can’t wait to see how much the competition heats up!
The official Twitter account for the show announced the news yesterday, saying, “Just announced! The #xfactor two-night premiere is September 11& 12! http://fox.tv/14xQ7dz #FOXpremieres #xfactor pic.twitter.com/c1H8Z0Lhs3″ along with the above photo.
Judges Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato will be returning alongside new judges Paulina Rubio and Kelly Rowland to mentor the acts in all of the stages of the competition.
Will you be tuning in for the show’s season premiere later this year? Share with us in the comments your favorite part of the show!
The cheapest judge on “The X Factor” panel, Demi Lovato, is said to have signed on for a second season of the show. Earsucker has confirmed that Demi will be making her return to the judges’ table for the hit singing competition’s third season.
Demi said, “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!”
Simon Cowell chimed in to say, “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!”
FOX’s President of Alternative Entertainment, Mike Darnell, added, “We couldn’t be more excited for Demi to return to The X Factor next season. She’s an incredible mentor, an insightful judge and we know she’ll bring her amazing energy, enthusiasm and charm to the panel. She also isn’t afraid to stand up to Simon or say what’s on her mind – and we can’t wait to see more of that honesty and fun next year.”
Are you excited to see Demi return to the competition this coming season? Who do you think will be sitting next to her at the judges’ table?