The pop singers will join Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid on the panel of the US version of the TV talent show as replacements for Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul, it was announced at Fox’s Upfront Presentation at the Beacon Theatre in New York today.
Demi said of her new role, “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.”
Shortly before the official announcement, Britney – who is rumored to have agreed a $15 million deal to be a judge on the show – tweeted a picture of herself with her fellow judges, captioning it: “#britneyxfactor #SimonBritneyDemiLA”
Simon also took to his twitter page to express his excitement at the decision.
— Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell) May 14, 2012
A new host for the show has yet to be announced after Steve Jones was axed after just one series.