Britney and Demi join The X Factor 2012

It’s official. Joining Britney Spears on The X Factor 2012 judging panel will be Disney star Demi Lovato. Fox mad the official announcement today.

“Well, we delivered,” Simon Cowell said. “This has taken a year, and I am thrilled to be able to confirm the return of L.A. Reid, and the addition of Demi Lovato and the superstar Britney Spears.”

E! News confirmed the Britney news last week so this is the first time Fox has officially confirmed either Britney or Demi as new judges on the show. So we can finally lay all the speculation to rest! Yay!

Britney Spears was so excited that she tweeted the above photo of her with Simon, L.A. and Demi.

“I’m so excited about this whole experience, Britney said today. “It’s going to be so much fun and so different than anything I’ve ever done. I’m ready to find a true star.”

Demi shared Britney’s excitement.

“I’m totally stoked to be here, because of not only the opportunity to be a judge here, but the presence of you guys. It’s just an honor to be standing next to you. I’m excited to represent my generation, and I’m ready to find the winner.”

Simon Cowell also noted that his show is ready to take on The Voice in the fall. ”This year, we are going to seriously kick butt,” he said. “We’re thrilled ‘The Voice’ has decided to compete with us and I wish them the most sincere luck. But second’s not great.”



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