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Demi Lovato's 'X Factor' Fate Decided

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Mar. 28 2013, Updated 5:25 a.m. ET

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She's ba-ack! That's right, FOX has confirmed Demi Lovato will return to X Factor's judge's table for a second time when the talent competition returns this fall.

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Heading into its third season, X Factor is still struggling to find its happy place, thus far having a rotating door of judges and hosts. Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger were cut from the judging panel after the first season and Britney Spears, who appeared on season two, won't be returning. Second season co-host Khloe Kardashian is also rumored to have been pink-slipped by the production. But Demi, who quickly became a fan favorite on the reality competition, is thrilled to rejoin the show.

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“I am so excited to return as a judge and mentor on The X Factor,” Demi says in a statement. “Last season was an unbelievable experience and I really enjoyed developing personal relationships with the contestants and the panel. I look forward to taking my previous experience and applying it to make this season even better!”

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Even Simon Cowell, who never minces words, is overjoyed to have the "Heart Attack" songstress back.

“I couldn’t be happier that Demi wants to come back this year,” said Simon. “She’s a superstar in her own right and was a fantastic mentor last year. Even though she can be really, really annoying—I truly enjoyed working with her and so did the artists. I’m especially pleased she’s back, even during her world tour!”

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Wanna be on the show, too? Open auditions for The X Factor continue in New Orleans on April 14, Long Island, NY, on April 25 and Denver, CO, on May 14, so there's still time!

What do you think of Demi's choice to return to the show? Good idea or bad move? Tell us in the comments below or tweet @OKMagazine.

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