Demi Lovato Reveals Reason For X Factor Departure; Is Simon Cowell Also Exiting?

Demi Lovato is leaving “The X Factor” and she’s revealed to Access Hollywood why.

“I have a lot of music this year, so I can’t really do it at the same time,” she told Access after Wednesday’s performance show.

But Demi’s departure doesn’t mean she’ll be taking a break from work.

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“I’m going on tour… I’m really excited and it will be a show that I’ve never put on before. It will be pretty amazing,” she continued.

Simon Cowell told Access that Demi’s exit was not surprising.

“I think the plan was two years with Demi,” he told Access.

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But what about Simon’s future on the show?

“My role is up in the air, I have to think about some things, ‘cause, you know, I have to run a business, so it’s probably still too early to say,” he revealed.

Regardless of his role on the show, Simon wants a shakeup.

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“I think things have to change next year with the format,” he explained. “I just want more stars I guess.”

The “X Factor” Season 3 winner will be announced during Thursday’s finale.

-- Jesse Spero

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