After two seasons of judging aspiring singing sensations, “X Factor” judge Demi Lovato has reportedly quit the popular series. Like many judges before her (Britney Spears, anyone?), Lovato is rumored to have parted ways with the program to pursue other job opportunities.
According to a report from People Wednesday, the 21-year-old “Skyscraper" performer quit the Simon Cowell reality series to devote herself fully to her singing career. “She plans to spend next year completely focused on her music,” a source revealed to the magazine. "She had a great run and a good time," the insider later added.
While Lovato has yet to publicly confirm or deny the rumors, she previously alluded to her decision to focus more on her music during an interview with People in November. “I think ultimately my main thing is singing,” she said. Despite a lack of confirmation from the former Disney star, the Texas native has paid tribute to the popular program in recent days, congratulating the recent winner of “The X Factor” UK, singer Sam Bailey, on Twitter Tuesday.
Lovato, who earlier this month dished about her longtime battle with drug and alcohol abuse, is currently in the midst of prepping for her 2014 Neon Lights tour. The international tour, co-starring former “The X Factor” contestants Fifth Harmony, is set to kick off in Vancouver, Canada on Feb. 9 and conclude at the Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico in late May.
Cowell confirmed Monday to Deadline.com that “The X Factor” USA version will be back for another season. While the 54-year-old longtime reality TV host wouldn’t confirm that he will be reprising his role as a judge, he did confirm that he will appear on the fourth season. “The show will be back next season [but] I might have a different kind of role,” said Cowell.