The X Factor Officially Adds Britney Spears, Demi Lovato: "We Delivered"
Britney Spears, Demi Lovato
It may have been one of the worst kept TV secrets in recent history, but Simon Cowell was still happy to boast the additions of The X Factor's new judges Britney Spears and Demi Lovato.
"We delivered," Cowell said at Fox's Upfront presentation for advertisers on Monday. "This has taken a year to get where we got to today and I am thrilled to confirm the return of L.A. Reid, the addition of Demi Lovato and superstar Britney Spears."
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Spears, 30, took the mic first. "It's going to be so much fun and so different from anything I've ever done," she said. "I'm ready to find the true star."
Lovato, 19, called it an "honor" to stand with Cowell, Spears and Reid. "I'm excited to represent my generation and I'm excited to find a winner."
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"I'm thrilled that The Voice has decided to compete with us," Cowell added, referring to how the other reality singing show had only previously aired during midseason but recently announced it will return in the fall. "We are going to make this the best series ever made."
Now they just have to find the show's new hosts! Earlier this year, the show cleaned house, axing host Steve Jones and judges Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul.
The X Factor will air Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8/7c on Fox. No premiere date has been announced.
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