- By TVweb | May 14, 2012
Both Britney Spears, 30, and Demi Lovato, 19, are younger than the youngest judges on NBC's The Voice (Christina Aguilera, 31) and Fox's American Idol (Jennifer Lopez, 42). The move was likely made to draw in a younger demographic to the show.
While The X Factor pulled in decent ratings in its first season last fall, the show was viewed as somewhat of a disappointment after months of hype before its debut. Executive producer Simon Cowell cleaned house at the end of the season, firing judges Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger, and host Steve Jones. L.A. Reid remains on board as a judge for Season 2.