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Simon Cowell

Brit's Officially On Board!!

(... Demi Too)

5/14/2012 1:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Simon Cowell twitter photo with Britney Spears, L.A. Reid & Demi Lovato
Simon Cowell finally announced what we all knew was coming ... Britney Spears is joining "X Factor" ... and so is some other girl.

Cowell just tweeted a photo of himself with Britney, L.A. Reid and the show's 4th judge Demi Lovato (pictured hovering awkwardly over Simon's shoulder).

Simon included a message with the pic -- "Can't believe it's finally happened. Very exciting!"

FOX just made the announcement at the Upfronts in NYC -- where advertisers vie for commercial airtime on TV shows "up front" ... several months before the shows actually premiere.

As we reported, negotiations between Britney and "X Factor" honchos went right down to the wire. Britney's conservators -- her fiance Jason Trawick and her dad Jamie Spears -- signed the $15 million deal on her behalf.

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Demi signed her deal immediately before Upfronts as well. It's unclear how much she's getting paid ... but it's fair to assume her paycheck's gonna weigh a lot less than Britney's.

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61.

Toilethead    

She sure is getting fat.

838 days ago
62.

Dean    

I swear every time I see her I need to puck . she was a good performer 15 years ago but now she needs even help with her dance moves . Why are gays so into her , this crying fan etc do they feel pitty for her .
She is now talentless and should not get any support . It is unbelievable how she is treated like a godness WHHHHHHYYYYYYYYY

838 days ago
63.

gapchick101    

Who is Demi Lovato??

838 days ago
64.

Sandra L Smith    

Thank you Simon for having Brttiney. PPL loved her when she was the IT girl. I am sure some of the haters NOW are the kids that loved her. Thank you for being true and placing her were she belongs. She has worked hard for it .

838 days ago
65.

Jessica    

Y'all judge Demi way to fast. One She's been in the industry long enough to mentor and be a judge. She's been writting her OWN songs since she was seven. Been playing guitar,and piano since like seven years old also. she was able to come back out of treatment with a #1 single AND her 3rd album shot up to #1 on itunes in less than 7 hours of its release., and I also believe that her 3rd album was like #4 Billboards charts. She had a successful US tour and a sold out South American tour. If you don't think she's fit to judge on the show you're crazy.

838 days ago
66.

Alan Carver    

What do these two dim bulbs know from judging a contest like The X-Factor. It is not like they would know talent if it were thrown right in front of them. I am sorry but this show was a disappointment with Nicole and Paula ... so why change them out? You replaced them with even DIMMER BULBS! Will make sure to SKIP this show ONCE AGAIN!

838 days ago
67.

Simone    

Its obvious in that pic that this Demi girl is not wanted. Notice how Simon & Reid basically have their back turned towards Demi?

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Brit, Simon & Reid all have their arms around each other and then there is Demi just standing there off to the side.

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