By Alexandra Gratereaux, ,
Published January 10, 2017
Demi Lovato has signed on to judge singing competition The “X Factor,” entertainment website TMZ is reporting.
Lovato joins Jennifer Lopez and Christina Aguilera of “American Idol,” and “The Voice” as a Latina judge on on primetime.
TMZ says Lovato will be in New York City on Monday making the big announcement about her role on The X Factor. Along with her will be Britney Spears,who has also signed up to be a judge on the show.
Aside from “X Factor,” Lovato is scheduled to tour this summer singing tunes from her latest album “Unbroken.”
Rumors were swirling earlier this month that Lovato, and possibly Miley Cyrus, would join Simon Cowell on the “The X Factor.”
"These things always drag out to the very last minute. It's human nature. But it has to get done, so it will get done."
Lovato would become the fourth judge to round out the panel. She follows pop diva Britney Spears who, As Fox News Latino reported, inked a reported $15 million deal that would break the former $12 million record pay out set by Jennifer Lopez for “American Idol.”
While the choice of the “Give Your Heart a Break” singer for the final seat may surprise some, sources are saying that Cowell hopes Lovato will bring a younger audience to “The X Factor.”
Back in April, when news first broke of Spears appearing on the judging panel, one of the show's executive producers, Cecile Frot-Coutaz, told the Hollywood Reporter that negotiations likely would go down to the wire.
"These things always drag out to the very last minute," she said. "It's human nature. But it has to get done, so it will get done."
Auditions for the “X Factor” will begin at the end of May.