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Demi Lovato

7-Figure Deal at 'X Factor'

... But Just Barely

5/15/2012 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Demi Lovato
is exactly 1/15th the celebrity Britney Spears is ... at least in the salary department.

Sources tell TMZ, the 19-year-old singer's raking in just north of a million to join the gang on "X Factor" -- still damn impressive, but face it ... she's no Britney.

Simon Cowell raved about Demi, praising her accomplishments at such a young age ... insisting she will connect with younger viewers.

As we reported, Britney signed a record $15 million deal to work as a judge on the show -- so Demi's getting table scraps ... but in the TV biz, scraps can make you a millionaire.

And just to show how desperately Demi wanted to appease her new "X Factor" overlords -- we're told the former Disney star even structured her upcoming tour around the "X Factor" tapings.

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16.

Fat Jesus    

If I were going to be a contestant on this show, I would be offended that a no talent hack like Demi Lovato is going to pass judgement on me and my singing.

702 days ago
17.

chifinest30    

She is amazing and i am glad that simon realizes that, Go Demi Much Love

702 days ago
18.

KicksandGiggles    

Her dealer is impressed and sends his thanks. He would have done so personally but he is meeting with his realtor.

702 days ago
19.

Kari    

I still won't watch it because I don't like Simon and his ego.

702 days ago
20.

cochino    

$15mil to sit there and judge people's performance skills? Surely, that's all they are - performers. None of them can sing without audio pixie dust.

Imagine what they would have to pay someone with real "talent" to sit there through this stupidity.

702 days ago
21.

jeesy    

Hope everyone feels good here, putting down a girl because she's not as big of a name as Britney. Britney has 10 years plus experience on Demi, and while i'm not a fan of hers, I'm not going to go talking ****. She's not marketed to me, being a 20 something female, but I'm going to wish these girls the best of luck!

702 days ago
22.

Manimal    

This whole thing is nothing more than a ploy for more ratings for a show that most likely will bomb anyway. I'm not going for this scam.

702 days ago
23.

great one    

What is the white race?

702 days ago
24.

todd    

Lets see.. you hav a 5150 clinical nut case , horrible mother, drug addict in Britney who cant sing, and a Drig addcit self mutilator nut case in Lavato... should be great TV.... will get old after about 3 shows and have horrible ratings

702 days ago
25.

Lady Juliette    

Demi Lovato is no talent. Her light is fading fast.

702 days ago
26.

YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE    

Who the hell is this twit ? Has she done anything at all ? sex tape,kill someone,anything at all ? WTF?

702 days ago
27.

sauceyjack    

"Demi Lovato is exactly 1/15th the celebrity Britney Spears is...."

Let's see, if Britney is making $15 million and Demi is making "just north of a million," then Demi is not worth "exactly 1/15th" of Britney.

TMZ - now proving they aren't bad at just spelling/grammar.

702 days ago
28.

LettheNamesJoseandMariabe#1onTop    

Being a teenager nowadays is much crazier today, compared to the 1950's. I guess you love the 1950's...

lol

702 days ago
29.

Lisa    

You are kidding me? That Valderama guy she dated will be happy he was making a quarter of that figure.

702 days ago
30.

Grace    

Um, Demi Lovato auto tune? Bitches, go and listen to her albums, that girl is NOT autotune. She's a great, talented performer. Just because she's 19, she can't give other people advice about singing? This girl has been singing mostly her whole life. So quit judging just because of her stint in a treatment center. Sure, you idiots sit behind a computer and judge her life and yet call her out when she's going to be judging a singing competition? You netizens need a life.

702 days ago
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