Demi Lovato Goes Blonde for New 'X Factor' Gig

05/14/2012 at 06:00 PM ET

Demi Lovato Blonde HairCourtesy Demi Lovato

New job, new hair color! At the FOX upfronts in New York City on Monday, Demi Lovato was announced as one of the new X Factor judges — and debuted new blonde locks, too.

Before her trip to New York, the singer popped into West Hollywood’s Nine Zero One Salon Friday night, where her hair was transformed from brunette to blonde and blonde extensions were added. According to a source, the starlet said this is the lightest her hair has ever been — and she wants to keep it this way for her upcoming tour, which kicks off in Del Mar, Calif., next month.

Last year, Lovato tried red hair temporarily, going blonde several months later and eventually returning to her natural brunette hue.

At Monday’s upfronts — where Britney Spears (pictured in a Stop Staring dress) was introduced as a new judge, too, wearing a form-fitting Stop Staring mini — Lovato expressed her excitement about the new job. “I am totally stoked to be here,” she told the crowd. “I’m excited to represent my generation and I’m ready to find the winner.”

The X Factor, which also stars Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid, returns to FOX later this year.

–Reporting by Jessica Wedemeyer and Marisa Laudadio


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cw on

I agree with some posters here. Britney can’t even make her own decisions and is not in control of her own life and she’s gonna judge people? It does make me want to watch though. I think the ratings will go up.

Jon on

Nice Picture, I like Demi Lovato’s new Hair-Color!

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PeopleFan on

I think Britney seems more normal these days and had her head on straight! It’s Demi I’m not so sure of, poor girl has issues.

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Tammy on

I think Britney is an asset to the show but I’ve always found Demi strange and untalented. Big mistake!

kelly on

I really don’t like Demi Lovato’s new hair colour. She looked SO much better with dark hair. It goes with her complexion and eyes SO much better. Too bad she blond just when another artificial blonde had been recruited to do the X-factor. I wish Paula was still there. I don’t think these kids have enough musical/life experience to judge a singing show. Brittany and Demi will each be “mentoring” a group of singers!
Is that even possible? They have each had more than their share of personal problems, but to have them guiding possibly the careers of other singers just doesn’t seem possible to me.
In my opinion, they’ve just cut the credibility of the X FACTOR by 50%.
Count me out!

Sara on

Britney I get. Demi not so much…wish it was Cheryl Cole instead.

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