Demi Lovato and Britney Spears, new X Factor USA judges

Pop stars Britney Spears and Demi Lovato will be the new judges of the US version of X Factor (season 2), filling the spots left by Season 1 judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger.

“Britney remains one of the biggest stars in the world, she’s talented, fascinating – and I believe she knows exactly how to spot ‘The X Factor.'” said X Factor creator Simon Cowell.

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“Demi’s had an amazing career in music, TV and film for someone her age” Cowell said of the Levato.

“She’s young, confident, and enthusiastic. I think it’s really important that she speaks to our younger audience. The new panel will be dynamic and will work really well with the changes we are making to the show.” he added.

Britney Spears has had seven No. 1s on Billboard’s Pop Songs chart and five toppers on the Billboard Hot 100 while Demi Lovato has tallied 15 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, with four of them reaching the top 40.

The “X Factor” will air Wednesdays and Thursdays starting at 8PM Eastern Time this fall in the US.