FOX SAYS DEMI LOVATO TO RETURN TO JUDGES’ PANEL ON ’X FACTOR’

(The following is a reformatted version of a press release
issued by FOX and received via electronic mail. The release was
confirmed by the sender.) 
March 28, 2013 
PLATINUM-SELLING GLOBAL SENSATION DEMI LOVATO WILL RETURN TO THE
JUDGES’ PANEL FOR SEASON THREE OF “THE X FACTOR” ON FOX 
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. “Like” THE X FACTOR
on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TheXFactorUSA. Follow the series
on Twitter @TheXFactorUSA and join the discussion at #xfactor.
Download The Xtra Factor App at
www.TheXFactorUSA.com/mobileapps. 
[EDITOR’S NOTE: For more information on THE X FACTOR, please
visit foxflash.com/div.php/main/page?aID=1z2z2z325.] 
(bjh) NY 
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