Demi Lovato Reportedly Close to Securing 'X Factor' Judge Spot

May 2, 2012 By:
Demi Lovato Reportedly Close to Securing 'X Factor' Judge Spot

Simon Cowell really put his foot in his mouth by throwing around A-List names like Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson as rumored judges on "The X Factor," because now that he’s announced the actual judges, it’s pretty underwhelming.

The Hollywood Reporter is claiming that Demi Lovato is very close to inking a deal as the fourth judge on Season 2 of "The X Factor."

The third judge to join "The X-Factor" panel is supposedly Britney Spears, even though it’s still not confirmed, but for the sake of everything let’s just assume it is.

Anyways, Demi Lovato AND Britney Spears on the same judges table? This is starting to look a lot like a who’s who of former rehab patients.

The deal is not inked yet, but sources say that Lovato is in final negotiations for the job.

It’s an interesting career move for Lovato who claims she went to rehab for bullying and the pressure and stressors of feeling judged by Hollywood. Now, she’s the one who is doing the judging? Tsk Tsk Tsk.

So the final judging panel will consist of Simon Cowell, LA Reid, Britney Spears, and Demi Lovato. The goal is that Demi will bring in younger fans. There were actually rumors that Miley Cyrus was being considered. Geez, were they going to start casting on "Toddlers and Tiaras," how young can they get?

Neither Fox nor reps for Demi would respond to requests for comments, though it’s expected that a final confirmed judges lineup will be released on May 14 when the network goes to court advertisers during it’s upfront event.