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Demi Lovato

Front-runner for X Factor Judge

But No Offer ... Yet

5/2/2012 10:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Demi Lovato is the front-runner for the 4th seat on the "X Factor" judge's panel, but she hasn't gotten an offer yet ... sources connected with Fox Network tell TMZ.

We broke the story, producers are close to sealing a deal with Britney Spears to fill one of the 2 vacant chairs, but that deal is still in negotiations -- it is NOT closed. We're told both sides expect to reach an agreement and if they do Britney will end up with $15 mil for the season.

Lovato certainly has a fiery personality -- as we reported, she once socked a female back-up dancer in the face during the Jonas Brothers tour.

The other people in contention for the 4th seat are Miley Cyrus, Avril Lavigne, LeAnn Rimes and Fergie. But there have been NO offers made to fill that seat.

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candace    

I say Britt and Fergie are the best choices right now. They know what's it's like to be a hit and keep it some what. They have the respect that a judge needs and know what their talking about. Has for the other 3 what have they done lately? Miley is a joke, Leanne isn't much better and Avril please don't. If one of these 3 get the job I'm going to feel so sorry for whoever is stuck with them. I WON"T watch the show either!!!

883 days ago
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Vinsetta    

There is a nut job on the Lohan thread that says Lindsay will be filling the 4th seat.

883 days ago
18.

h    

demi is a big cry baby and all she does is complain and blame. i hope she is not chosen and i hope never to read a story about her again crying about how she was (fill in blank)

883 days ago
19.

Jack    

Demi lovato is an AMAZING singer.Stop the lies.

I don't even like the bitch but you're crazy if you think she can't sing. Miley cyrus on the other hand.....

883 days ago
20.

Amber    

Seriously??? Can they not find a more experienced singer/song writer to have on there??? Fergie is the only one I would even think about watching!

883 days ago
21.

Annoyed    

If Simon thinks these people are going to get people to watch his show he's mistaken. Britney sounds like it's a done deal, so then at least go with Fergie who's in a hit band is hopefully somewhat mature.

883 days ago
22.

w    

no Leann Rhimes!!!, NO NO NO NO NO

883 days ago
23.

STFUP    

That's that. The X Factor is done for.
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Britney can't even run her own life w/o a conservatorship - and she's supposed to be a competent judge? No way.
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And the other choices? Miley? Demi? Avril? Don't make me f'n laugh! NONE of them have any real talent. They're just this gen's 'bubble gum' crap music.
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BAD call, Cowell. Your show is goin' down in flames. Count on it.

883 days ago
24.

SooZeeQ    

Demi who?

Miley at least I know, but get judges with experience, success and maturity.

883 days ago
25.

Rhubino    

What next? Stevie Wonder as a guest judge on America's Next Top Model?

883 days ago
26.

Luna    

Demi Lavoto? Seriously. That girl has only been around for like 3 years and she's a terrible singer.

883 days ago
27.

abbnzoe    

REALLY?!?! Is Simon trying to self-sabotage? Shouldn't the X Factor judges actually HAVE the X Factor?

883 days ago
28.

Flying Blind    

4 judges is too many, 3 works better ..........

883 days ago
29.

Bianca    

how come toni braxton or mariah are not on this "list" #epicfail

883 days ago
30.

fixxin2    

Simon should try to get Cher, although she'd probably have no interest in appearing on this floundering show. But SHE would be awesome (unlike this current list of potentials).

883 days ago
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