LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Britney and Demi officially joined The X Factor 2012 USA today. Britney and Demi join a revamped The X Factor after dramatic casting changes were announced at the end of the first season. Britney Spears and Demi Lovato tweeted their excitement today.
Peter Rice, entertainment chairman for the Fox Networks Group, told news today that the mix of judges and host for the first season was not effective, nor entertaining, as producers had hope. So Britney and Demi will fill the seats last occupied by Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul, who left with Steve Jones (host).
Britney told news today “Well, first of all, I am so excited about this whole experience. Itâ€™s gonna be so much fun and so different from anything Iâ€™ve ever done and Iâ€™m ready to find the true star”.
Lovato said she was excited to bring a younger vision to the show. “So, Iâ€™m excited to represent my generation and Iâ€™m ready to find the winner.”
“I’m so thrilled to join this legendary group of judges on The X Factor,” added Lovato. “To be able to spend each week with Simon, L.A. and Britney watching the best that America has to offer is truly a dream come true.”
In a news statement, Spears said “I couldn’t be more excited to join The X Factor judging panel. I’m a huge fan of the show and now I get to be a part of the action”. She added “Simon and L.A. better watch out!” Spears also told news today “Itâ€™s gonna be so much fun and so different from anything Iâ€™ve ever done and Iâ€™m ready to find the true star.â€ť