Demi Lovato Returns To ’X Factor USA’ As A Judge-Mentor In Season 3


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Chart-dominating singer, songwriter and
actress Demi Lovato is ready to take Simon
on for round two! Lovato jumps back in her
seat as the fan-favorite judge on THE X
FACTOR, the hit singing competition series
which launches its third season this fall on
FOX.
Last season, Lovato, the youngest judge
and mentor to the Young Adults category,
brought a fresh perspective to the panel and
won over legions of THE X FACTOR fans
with her playful banter, spot-on critiques
and genuine encouragement. Lovato returns
to the show amid the breakout success of
her latest single, “Heart Attack,” which
recently achieved gold status in the U.S.
within just four weeks of its release.
“I couldn’t be happier that Demi wants to
come back this year,” said Simon
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!”
“I am so excited to return as a judge and
mentor on THE X FACTOR,” added 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 previous
experience and applying it to make this
season even better!”
“We couldn’t be more excited for Demi to
return to THE X FACTOR next season. She’s
an incredible mentor, an insightful judge and
we know she’ll bring her amazing energy,
enthusiasm and charm to the panel,” said
Mike Darnell, President of Alternative
Entertainment, FOX. “She also isn’t afraid to
stand up to Simon or say what’s on her
mind – and we can’t wait to see more of
that honesty and fun next year.”
“Demi’s enormous popularity is evident by
her latest No. 1 single and her current tour
selling out arenas across the globe,” noted
Trish Kinane, executive producer, THE X
FACTOR. “She did an impressive job last
season identifying and mentoring new talent
and we’re delighted to welcome her back for
Season Three.”
Lovato has had a phenomenal start to 2013,
spurred by the release of “Heart Attack,” her
first single off of her untitled, upcoming
fourth album. The single recently debuted at
No. 1 on the iTunes chart in 18 countries
(including the U.S.) and No. 12 on the
Billboard Hot 100 chart (the second-best
Billboard debut of the year). The single
became the most-added song on Top 40
Radio in the U.S. the week it premiered, and
is currently being played on more than 190
radio stations. To date, there have been
more than 20 worldwide Twitter trends for
“Heart Attack.” The song was produced by
The Suspex and co-written by Lovato.
“Give Your Heart a Break,” Lovato’s second
and final single off of her third studio album,
“Unbroken” (2011), received critical acclaim
from contemporary music critics, who
praised the production, as well as Lovato’s
vocals. “Give Your Heart a Break” spent 32
weeks on the Hot 100 in 2012 and reached
No. 1 on the Billboard Pop Songs chart. The
song also reached No. 1 status at both
Mediabase and Broadcast Data Systems
(BDS) in the Top 40 format. The first single off of Unbroken, “Skyscraper,”
debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes chart, No. 2
on the Billboard Hot Digital Singles chart and
No. 10 on the Billboard Hot
100. “Skyscraper” has sold more than
1,800,000 digital copies, and was officially
certified platinum in the United States.
Last season, Tate Stevens was crowned THE
X FACTOR Season Two winner and was
awarded a recording contract, as well as
production and creative support to develop,
create, record and shoot his first original
track and music video. Tate’s video debuted
as a Pepsi commercial during the live
telecast of the “55th Annual GRAMMY
Awards®,” and he recently released his first
single, “Power of a Love Song.” His self-
titled debut album will be released on April
23, 2013.
Last season, THE X FACTOR discovered an
amazing amount of diverse recording artists
such as finalists Carly Rose Sonenclar, Fifth
Harmony and Emblem3. Along with Season
Two winner Tate Stevens, Fifth Harmony
and Emblem3 are working on their debut
albums. Artists discovered by THE X
FACTOR series have sold more than 100
million records worldwide, including 110 No.
1’s, 270 Top 10 records, and 500 Top 50
releases. Worldwide, “The X Factor” has
created global superstars such as Leona
Lewis, One Direction, Cher Lloyd, Olly Murs,
JLS, Little Mix and Rebecca Ferguson.
Open auditions for Season Three of THE X
FACTOR continue in New Orleans on April
14, followed by Long Island, NY, on April 25
and Denver, CO, on May 14. For details
please visit www.thexfactorusa.com.
THE X FACTOR was created by Syco
Television and is produced by Syco
Television and FremantleMedia North
America. Rob Wade and Nigel Hall are
executive producers for Syco Television.
Trish Kinane, Richard Holloway and Andrew
Llinares serve as executive producers for
FremantleMedia North America.

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