Britney and Demi are officially confirmed as judges for the upcoming season of media mogul Simon Cowell's talent competition "The X Factor USA". Britney Spears recently signed a $15 million deal with the network for one season, while Demi Lovato will snag a little over a million for participating in the gig. All of the months of speculation finally came to an end during FOX's Upfront Presentation on Monday.
"Well, we delivered," Cowell explained to those in attendance. "Rumors are one thing, delivering is something else. This has taken a year to get where we've got to today and I am thrilled to be able to confirm, as you can see, the return of LA Reid, the addition of Demi Lovato and the superstar Britney Spears."
Both Britney and Demi expressed their happiness with the upcoming project. "I am so excited about this whole experience. It's gonna be so much fun and so different from anything I've ever done and I'm ready to find the true star," Spears explained.
"I'm excited to represent my generation and I'm ready to find the winner," Demi said.
The singers will replace former judges Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul, who were (in)famously given the boot by Cowell after the last season in an effort to boost the show's ratings. With the addition of Spears and Lovato, viewers are sure to tune in just to see how well the latest batch of judges mesh.
Although "The X Factor USA" is sure to be a part of FOX's roster this fall, a premiere date for the show has not been set as of this writing.
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