Why Demi Lovato Beat Out Miley Cyrus For 'X Factor' Judge

Mon, May 14, 2012 8:41am EDT by 41 Comments
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HollywoodLife.com has just spoken to a source who reveals why Simon Cowell decided Demi was a better fit for his show than Miley — read on to find out why!

Demi Lovato must be on cloud nine right now! But why did she make the cut for the fourth judge seat over Miley Cyrus? HollywoodLife.com has the answer you’ve been waiting for.

“Simon Cowell loved how the negotiations went and the story that Demi Lovato can tell to her contestants will be a great wake up call for many of the contestants,” the source says. “Simon loves how both Britney Spears and Demi have been through so many ups and down that it will benefit the contestants in how they deal with the record industry. Miley just didn’t have that raw emotional story that Demi has on her side.”

The insider is referring to Demi’s public battle with an eating disorder and cutting. She went away to rehab last year and she had talked openly with her fans about her struggles.

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We also told you that Miley might be the host of X Factor or even come on to mentor contestants. Do you think Demi is a better fit than Miley?

— Chloe Melas

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