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Demi Lovato back as X Factor judge for a second season

Demi Lovato will return to the judges' table on The X Factor after signing up for a second season on the talent show.

The singer/actress has been confirmed as a mentor on the upcoming third season of the program, where she'll join Simon Cowell and two yet-to-be-named stars.

Lovato became the show's youngest judge last year (12), when she joined Britney Spears as a newcomer. Spears has since quit the series alongside fellow mentor Anthony 'L.A.' Reid.

Announcing the news on Thursday (28Mar13), Cowell says, "I couldn't be happier that Demi wants to come back this year. 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."

And thrilled Lovato adds, "I am so excited to return as a judge and mentor on The X Factor. 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."

Open auditions for season three of The X Factor continue in New Orleans, Louisiana on 14 April (13).

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