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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Posted at 4:42 PM on July 6, 2012  

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wut

Posted at 11:27 PM on June 13, 2012  

Hold on so they picked Demi cause they felt more sorry for her?

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mileysugly

Posted at 6:32 PM on June 6, 2012  

miley is a white trash slut,so that’s why they don’t need her,they have Britney for that.demi is better than miley.miley should just be a porn star.

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thetruth

Posted at 11:30 PM on June 13, 2012  

You’re pathetic..

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J

Posted at 3:11 PM on June 6, 2012  

THANK GOODNESS Miley was NOT picked as the judge

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Trent Rabie

Posted at 10:43 AM on June 10, 2012  

Miley Cyrus might be a host…

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David Thang

Posted at 5:53 AM on May 27, 2012  

Simon u r SOO CORRECT!!
Demi has gone through so much and the contestants can relate to her so that they wont go througth the same problems as her.
Demi is SOO FREAKING TALENTED!!!

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kath

Posted at 9:54 AM on May 24, 2012  

They made the right decision Demi is much more talented than miley. She is the best singer on her generation!♥

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really?? Dummy

Posted at 3:24 AM on May 20, 2012  

That comment was @love miley and demi

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Use Your Brain

Posted at 3:21 AM on May 20, 2012  

And why is everyone always commenting that they hate this website blah blah. Can I ask why you are on here? Stupid people..

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love miley & demi

Posted at 1:39 AM on May 16, 2012  

Dear HollywoodLife.. who’s your source??? Please stop making up story!!!

I HATE YOU!!

YOU STINK!!

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Smiler&Lovatic

Posted at 2:44 AM on May 15, 2012  

Gosh!! Don’t you guys see what hollywoodlife is doing
They’re trying to make a fight between smilers and lovatic like they did with smilers and selenators
Guys let it go just be happy for Demi and I wish that Miley will be the host
Stop hating on Miley and Demi
They’re both amazing, beautiful, the best, they both are talented
Yeah maybe both of them made some mistakes but they still amazing role models

#Smiler&Lovatic forever

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thecat61

Posted at 9:07 PM on May 14, 2012  

Did anyone think that maybe Miley wasn’t interested.

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trent

Posted at 8:31 PM on May 14, 2012  

this shows me that miley’s fame is fading fast.god i hope she goes to an university to get a degree if not i see her doing bad reality shows or a sex tape to get attention.

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thecat61

Posted at 7:40 PM on May 14, 2012  

WOW! LMFAO. Simon, what in the hell were you thinking?

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hellokitty2142

Posted at 5:55 PM on May 14, 2012  

Wow this is just messed up… They chose Demi because she had ups and downs?!?! This isn’t about who had the most horrible life and deserves to be a judge!! This was suppose to be about who had more experience in the music industry to be a judge!!! I still can’t believe they chose Demi just because of that eating disorder thing!!

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isabella7782

Posted at 5:13 PM on June 6, 2012  

sure demi has been through alot but remeber many of these well experinced singers had problems and didnt fix it and talked about it and tried to make a difference but she was one of them so yea thats why they pick her

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Zash

Posted at 5:02 PM on June 23, 2012  

You do realize that there could be more to the story, right? I’m not saying that the whole “ups and downs” thing is a lie, but maybe, just maybe, Simon also considered the fact that Demi’s got a much wider vocal range than Miley. And I’m not saying that Miley’s not a good singer, ’cause she’s got talent too, but you know… just not in the same scale as Demi’s. As in, Miley can sing, but she’s much better at acting than singing. Demi, on the other hand, has an amazing voice, but in terms of acting… well, she’s okay.

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rebecca

Posted at 1:56 PM on May 14, 2012  

Stop hating on Demi! She deserves the honor!

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rebecca

Posted at 1:55 PM on May 14, 2012  

I hate you Hollywood Life. you stink.

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Jay

Posted at 1:20 PM on May 14, 2012  

People have to understand thar Miley Cyrus hasn’t had a crazy scandal of eating desorder BUT she has been in 3 industries more time than Demi who came yesterday. Miley is more talented and her ranking is higher. So she’s a bad girl? At least she doesn’t do ILEGAL DRUGS, gets pregnet or drive drunk. She is more expenssive than Demi. Still I think she got what it takes to host X-Factor, she hosted Saturday Night Live and I love it. LOL WENT DOWN CUZ DAMMMN THE MOVIE DIDNT GET PROMOTION AND ONLY OPEN IN 105 THEATERS! Gosh you guys dont have brain!

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James

Posted at 1:34 PM on May 14, 2012  

Still I think she got what it takes to host X-Factor, she hosted Saturday Night Live and I love it. LOL WENT DOWN CUZ DAMMMN THE MOVIE DIDNT GET PROMOTION AND ONLY OPEN IN 105 THEATERS! Gosh you guys dont have brain!

Three industries more than Demi? What are you you talking about? She’s in the same industry and Demi and for the same amount of time might I add. Maybe of you bothered to do your research , you’d find thy Demi has been in this industry for a whole as well. As far as more talented goes? How do you figure? Because she sold more albums? Because she has more money? That doesn’t make her more talented. Because if you go by general consensus, people agree that Miley is a terrible singer and actress. Her last album and ,live proved that. As far as Miley not doing illegal drugs, you are aware that she has been caught in an under age drinking scandal right? Not to mention broke the law two times by committing a hit and run and parking In a handicap spot right? So no she doesn’t do illegal drugs. She’s just a terror in general behind the wheel and partakes in under age drinking scandals. Also demo being pregnant? Lol that one came out of the blue right? You just pulling things out of the air right now? Here is the simple fact. Miley didn’t get the spot on the judges panel because she didn’t remain active. No albums no singles of any kind, she didn’t have the same momentum that she did a few years ago while Demi on the other hand kept it going. And keep in mind that lol didn’t bomb because of lack of promo. It bombed because of the bad reviews and reception it got at its screener. Do a little research little girl.

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Corie

Posted at 4:19 PM on May 14, 2012  

For starters, Demi has been in the industry since she was 7 years old, which totals to 12 years. That’s more than half her life. Miley on the other other hand, has been in the industry since she was 11. Do the Math. Second of all, sure, Demi has previously done drugs in the past but you seem to forget that Miley too – has also done the same. Thirdly, Demi has never been pregnant and i don’t even want to know what where you got that from but sure, let your imagination run wild. I’m not saying that i think Miley isn’t capable of being a judge because both Miley and Demi are both wonderful girls who could go far as judges and really become a success with it; all I’m saying is that you need to take everything into consideration when picking between the girls and given the circumstances, Demi is more qualified.

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Jimmy

Posted at 12:05 PM on May 14, 2012  

I used to watch Hannah Montana not because Miley Cyrus was on it,yet because her dad Billy Ray Cyrus was on it and in truth when I found out that he was on Disney Channel that was the main reason why I ever watched Hannah Montana to be honest with you and during 2007 I lost interest in the show even though I would watch it here and there because it was on the Disney Channel.If it were on MTV then I would have overlooked it because MTV is not the Disney Channel.I have to be honest about why I watched Hannah Montana,otherwise I would be lying about it and you can’t deny the fact that having Ashley Tisdale,Raven Symone,her dad,Dolly Parton and other celebrities on the show gave it some sparkles.

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Jimmy

Posted at 11:56 AM on May 14, 2012  

Miley Cyrus did worser than Demi Lovato.Plus,Hannah Montana is overrated anyway.Hannah Montana is why Miley Cyrus sold so many albums.The Olson Twins set a better example for kids than Miley Cyrus ever did.Miley Cyrus should look up to The Olson Twins more than the rest.They did a good job and did not clamor for attention after the popularity died out.They are still popular,yet not like they was.Ashley Tisdake is also a better influence on young girls than Miley Cyrus.I used to be a big fan of Britney Spears till she did the Toxic single and I kinda wondered Wht happened to her then again she wanted to change her musical style a bit and of ourselves all artists do that,yet I still am a fan of hers nonetheless.

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Mike

Posted at 11:07 AM on May 14, 2012  

Age ain’t nothing but a number for these loved-up A-Listers. I met her via ~~Cougarlove .COM~~ a nice place for older women and younger men to interact with each other! Maybe you wanna check it out or tell your friends.

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lol

Posted at 10:38 AM on May 14, 2012  

CHEAP ! the sake of the budget ,since Britney Spears is too expensive so..
and Miley Cyrus is hardly be obedient

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Chris

Posted at 9:18 AM on May 14, 2012  

I think Simon absolutly made the right desison.

Expecually concidering how loud and obnoxious I find Miley to be.

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starry

Posted at 9:08 AM on May 14, 2012  

ha ha ha dear CHEAP Iss too rude
demi is better than miley….that’s why they choose demmi
and miley is not famous anymore …and she is bad girl
they afraid if miley to be judge in x_factor..will she wear underwear or bra…..
demmi is the best choice …:D

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blaize

Posted at 12:49 PM on May 14, 2012  

Miley Cyrus isn’t any more of a ‘bad’ girl than Demi Lovato. Miley likes sexy clothing and costumes, has smoked salvia, and has had two little scandals involving suggestive dancing. But Demi Lovato has smoked cocaine (a dangerous and illegal drug) and punched someone in the face. And she has been photographed in revealing outfits as well.

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James

Posted at 1:39 PM on May 14, 2012  

You also overlooked the fact that Miley has been involved in underage drinking scandals, hit and runs and parking in handicap spots. Maybe she didn’t smoke illegal drugs.  It she did things just as worse. I do believe hit and runs are against the law as is underage drinking at the time.that is if we are talking about legality.

Personally I don’t think either of them are bad girls per say. Frankly every girl goes through this stage. Hell I would be surprised if Selena Gomez had secretes that we didn’t know about.

 
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blaize

Posted at 1:49 PM on May 14, 2012  

Miley Cyrus was never involved in a hit and run. And she did drink underage, but it was in a part of SPAIN where the legal drinking age is 16. She was 17 at the time. I don’t see why people made a big deal about it. And Demi Lovato has admitted to underage drinking too.

 
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James

Posted at 1:53 PM on May 14, 2012  

Miley Cyrus was involved in a hit and run. Look it. 2009 she was involved In a hit and run incident. But other than that that neither of them are “bad girls” just girls who do every day teenage stuff.

 
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Mara.

Posted at 12:21 PM on May 17, 2012  

Demi never “smoked” cocaine. that would be crack if it was smoked.

 
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Serena And Aoife

Posted at 8:57 AM on May 14, 2012  

That is NOT miley because Miley’s mouth is different excuse me nicer! And also Miley is too good to be a x-factor All our love Serena And Aoife <3

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Ahmed

Posted at 8:54 AM on May 14, 2012  

You and ur “sources” !!!

You are like the least reliable site out there !

I’ll tell why they picked Demi, cuz she’s CHEAP !! a show has it’s budget !!! they gave all their money to Britney and there was none left for an A-Lister judge.

Miley sold 22 Million album
Demi sold 1.8 million albums

therefore, Miley technically gets paid 20x higher then Demi.

Which makes Miley expensice, and Demi very very affordable, not to mention that she would’ve done it for free, poor girl NEEDS the exposur of the X Factor to boost the sales, she’s never had an album tht sold more then 500k !

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Chris

Posted at 10:01 AM on May 14, 2012  

Wow bitter much?

You mad? Stay mad lol

Demi was choosen over Miley because Simon liked her for the job better. Miley is a has been, her latest movie floped hard core. She will be lucky if she gets the hosting gig.

I personally hope she isnt offered that little crumb ether.

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dani

Posted at 12:56 PM on May 14, 2012  

At this point of Miley’s career, after the Can’t Be Tamed flop and now the LOL flop, most likely she would be paid more or less the same amount of money as Demi, that is in the spotlight right now with her story, Skyscraper, GYHAB and her tours. All Miley has been doing lately is walk her dogs and go to pilates, which decreases A LOT her value for future projects. Just because she was extremelly sucessful in the Hannah Montana era, doesn’t mean that she will keep being if she doesn’t get herself together and start working again.

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James

Posted at 1:49 PM on May 14, 2012  

I don’t know if I should laugh at you or just shake my head at your total ignorance. The fact that you think Demi is cheap because of her album figures means that you know nothing about the biz.

First off someone’s payment method has nothing to do with their sales record. It has to do with their contract. Not that their sales record mattered. Last I checked nickelback was a platinum album band but was notorious for being garbage and hasn’t had momentum since 2007.

And rep has a lot to do with a payment plan. Demi may have sold less than miley but Miley’s reputation. As an entertainer is crap while Demi is seen as the more talented singer. Also you honestly thing this shows budget is a small one?

But if any one is guilty of needing more exposure, it’s miley Cyrus seeing as how her last ventures into the music and movie foyer were a financial bomb. At leat demi’s album garners her company financial success with a platinum single and a successful south American and north American tour. Also didn’t you tell me she sold 1.8 million albums? That means she did sell more than 500k. Man you are slow.

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