Demi Lovato Will Not Be Returning to ‘X Factor’ Next Year

If you are one of the few people who actually enjoy watching, ‘X Factor‘ and enjoy listening to Demi Lovato talk, then you will not like what we’re about to tell you.

Demi Lovato will not be returning to the show next year. She’s going to focus on her music career during 2014 and is going on a tour in February.

This news might surprise some fans, but it didn’t surprise Simon Cowell. The 54-year-old told reporters the following,

“I always knew she wasn’t coming back because she’s touring, so I knew that.”

Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell have never had the best relationship, so we have to imagine that Simon is probably looking forward to hiring a new judge. And Demi seems to be looking forward to starting her music career again. She had this to say about her departure from the show,


“I started the show being a singer and a musician, and so I’m going to go back to that. It’s been really great, but I’m so excited for 2014. I’m going to dedicate it completely and entirely to music—touring and making a new album. Possibly releasing one.”

As for what she will miss most about the X Factor? She says she will miss Kelly and Paulina the most,

“Being able to sit next to Kelly and Paulina and see them twice a week, and also helping mentor the contestants.”

No love for Simon or his hard nipples? That’s cold.