Demi Lovato returning as ‘X Factor’ judge for Season 3

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“I am so excited to return as a judge and mentor on ‘The X Factor,'” Lovato said in a statement. “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!”

As we already know, Britney Spears and L.A. Reid will not return for the next season.

So far it has been announced that Demi will join Simon Cowell on the judging panel. The others replacements have not been announced yet.

For his part, Cowell expressed his excitement about Lovato coming back.

“I couldn’t be happier that Demi wants to come back this year,” he said in a statement. “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!”