The X Factor is changing quite a bit heading into its second season, but one familiar face will be greating viewers (well, two, but everyone already knew that Simon Cowell was coming back).
Demi Lovato has agreed to return to the judge's chair for the upcoming season, which will be her second on the show. Lovato serves as a judge on the series, as well as a mentor to singers in the Young Adults category.
“I am so excited to return as a judge and mentor on The X Factor,” said Lovato. “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 experience and applying it to make this season even better.”
“I couldn’t be happier that Demi wants to come back this year,” said Cowell. “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!”
L.A. Reid and Britney Spears will not be returning to the series. Replacements have not been named for either at this point. In addition, it is not known if co-hosts Mario Lopez and Khloe Kardashian will be coming back, either.