• Mon, May 14 2012

Demi Lovato Isn’t Anywhere Near Crazy Enough To Appropriately Judge The X Factor

The rumors flying around the  judging table on The X Factor are coming out at such a rapid pace lately that I feel like the show’s being run by middle school mean girls. Now we’re hearing that tween star Demi Lovato will be joining Britney Spears, Simon Cowell and L.A Reid at the judging table for season two.

While I applaud their efforts to bring in a younger crowd by selecting the 19-year-old Disney star as a judge, she’s just not the right choice for this position. Like I wrote on Friday, Britney Spears best be bringing the crazy to the show if she wants to garner the same attention as Christina Aguilera and her sparkly diaper fashion on The Voice.

That show succeeds because it hired not one, but two wonderfully delightful and charasmatic trainwrecks. Xtina and Cee Lo. Sure the contestants bring the talent, but the judges bring that bizareeness factor. Those questionable outfits, remarks and performance that have you muttering “WTF’ to yourself the entire time you’re watching the show.

Simon Cowell and L.A Reid, like Blake Shelton and Adam Levine, bring the legitimacy to that judging panel. Hiring Britney Spears made me think they understood the power of highlighting people who could pull the crazy tricks out of the hat any second. But hiring Demi Lovato makes me think they don’t really get it.

Demi Lovato’s a safe choice. People like her and people respect her. The former Disney actress turned rehab client turned aspiring non-Disney actress will be fine as a judge. She’ll say nice things to the contestants and make them feel comfortable on the stage. But what fun is that to watch.

If Britney is the Xtina of The X Factor, then judge number four needs to the the Cee Lo Green. The 5-foot-tall roly poly ball of talent who wears horrible shag wigs on television. And I’m sorry to say that I just don’t think Demi Lovato’s ready to throw on a polyester pants suit and dance around the stage while holding onto a cat.

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  • Miss common sense

    You know for a supposed expert at pop culture and what not, you don’t seem to do your research that well. You’d think a blogger for a pseudo witty blog site would actually go online and look up previous talent shows to see what kind of judges were hired in the past. That way you wouldn’t sound like some dullard who’s fact finding talent can’t exceed that of doing a google search.

    Do you know nothing about talent scouting shows at all? Do you know what the formula entails when it comes to making these types of shows? You’re supposed to have that one judge that says nice things about everyone along with the two condescending douche bags giving their two cents into the foyer. I take that you have never watched an American idol episode your entire life?

    You have the nasty douche bag who’s in always insulting someone. You have the experienced producer who relies on pop lingo to get their point across and you have the nice sympathetic one to give their two cents into the performance as well as the crazy yet kind popstar.

    Also you honestly thing Adam Levine brings legitimacy to the judging panel? That one hit wonder chode brings legitimacy? Have you even watched a reality talent show before? Do yourself a favor and watch American idol or hell go to a talent show at a local fair to get an idea of what goes on and you might actually learn a thing two

    Seriously your lack of knowledge when it comes to reality tv or pop liter in general is pathetically lacking and frankly inept.

    Then again you write for crushable. So I don’t expect you to do anything is considered plausible or accurate.

    Ps: I like how you say she will do fine as a judge but then botch yourself in the same sentence with a massive contradiction. You really should invest in an actually education when it comes to publishing “articles” love

  • Miss common sense

    Also non Disney actress? Lol she hasn’t had any acting jobs since she left Disney cause she wanted to focus on her music career. Again you suck at pop culture jenni maier

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