Published December 27, 2012
Demi Lovato is now the only female judge left standing on “The X Factor.”
According to US Weekly, producers of the reality competition show have decided to give Britney Spears the ax.
"Britney will get the boot," an insider told the magazine.
The "producers wanted her for the long haul,” the source told the magazine, but the agreement “isn't working."
With a reported $15 million payout for her role as judge and mentor on the show, the show’s creator Simon Cowell was expecting more from the pop diva.
"He wanted crazy Britney, but he got boring Britney," a different source told US Weekly. "They paid all that for her to say 'amazing' and offer half-claps.”
With Spears on the outs and LA Reid’s surprising announcement a few weeks that he too would be leaving the show, on his own accord, at the end of this season the next logical question is, where does that leave Demi Lovato?
The week prior to “The X Factor” finale, Cowell said that a judge’s panel shake up is never out of the question.
“…it’s that time of year,” Cowell told the Hollywood Reporter when asked about the possibility of getting rid of Lovato, “You’re always going to get asked that question.”
While her future fate on “The X Factor” up in the air, Lovato is continuing to stay positive.
This past week, the 20-year-old released a rendition of the 1993 holiday track, “Angels Among Us,” honoring the children lost in this month’s school shooting in Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
“We can never imagine what the families in Newtown, Conn. are experiencing right now,” Lovato said in the video’s opening message. “And while there is nothing we can do to replace their loss, we can stand together and support them during this difficult time. This song is in honor of those angels we lost on December 14.”