On Monday, Britney Spears and Demi Lovato (and Simon Cowell!) dished about the upcoming season of The X Factor at Fox’s TCA panel.
“I was such a fan of the show and my makeup artist was the artist for Simon [Cowell],” Spears said about her decision-making process to become a judge. “I adore Simon and it was something I wanted to do.”
Lovato underscored that her appreciation for Cowell also brought her to the table. “It such an honor,” she said, after revealing a childhood dream of competing on American Idol. “I think the expertise I’m able to contribute is I’m listening to the radio and I know what my friends like. We’re in our late teens and early twenties and it’s a different thing bringing a younger demographic into the competition.”
Spears added: “I think the show has been really good for me to do to help this talent to come in and achieve their dream. I can relate to them on that level because I started at such a young age.” Cowell joked “Britney is quite mean” before Lovato came to the defense of her co-judge saying, “She’s a sweetheart who is very honest.”
“I think it’s based on who I am and my personality and everyday like. I’m just an honest person,” Spears explained. “I’m actually a huge fun of hip-hop. I love rap. I don’t rap but I appreciate it. I like cabaret music as well, live music and bands.”