Demi Lovato's Exit from the 'X Factor' & Upcoming Tour Dates
Demi Lovato's two year tenure as X Factor co-host has come to an end. The (presently) blue-haired bombshell confirmed the news last Wednesday evening, after rumors sparked earlier that day. The former Sonny with a Chance star plans to return to her routine as a singer and musician, spending her 2014 touring, creating an album, and possibly releasing an album.
Lovato joined the X Factor cast in 2012, during the second season, linking up with American Idol innovator Simon Cowell, and L.A. Reid, both of whom appeared on the first season. Britney Spears joined the show at the same time that Lovato did, but left at the end of the second season -- which attracted Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio for the third.
The 2014 Neon Lights Tour, which will include a number of X Factor alums (U.S. and U.K versions), such as Fifth Harmony, Little Mix and Cher Lloyd, will begin Feb. 9 in Vancouver, and will come to a close Mar. 30 in Indianapolis. Cities that will see Lovato between those dates are Atlanta, Tampa, Charlotte and Toronto.
"I think it's going to be so much fun," Lovato told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show on Sept. 30. "There's nothing better than woman empowerment and having an all-girl tour. What's ironic is we are all from 'The X Factor,' and that wasn't even planned -- it just kind of happened that way. I helped put Fifth Harmony together and watching them now, they're going to be opening for me, it's so awesome."
Now a reoccurring player on Glee, Lovato plays Naya Rivera's love interest, Dani. Together, Lovato's character and others NYC-dwelling music-enthusiasts function in a band, Pamela Lansbury.
Lovato's departure occurs after the show made an insensitive skit that mocked her addictions, though the segment isn't the cause of her leaving.
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