1. What a Girl Wants – On February Demi said she would love to return to the show and why wouldn’t she? She seemed like she was having a blast.
2. Simon Says Chemistry – The interaction between judges on the previous season of The X Factorwas almost as bland as it has been the last five seasons of American Idol. The only interesting thing happening in the panel, other than Britney Spear’ funny faces, was Demi’s interaction with Simon Cowell. This chemistry was even stronger when they would appear together on talk shows. That is something that you can’t force and for the most part it seemed natural. Also, Simon seems to really like her, even when she would not let him talk.
3. Smells Like Teen Spirit – Demi is one of the youngest (if not the youngest) judges to appear on a show like this, which could make show appeal to an audience that can get fed-up with TV competitions and would prefer spending countless hours on Tumblr, YouTube and Twitter. Demi, who currently has more than 12 million followers on Twitter, has a very strong (and vocal) teenage fandom that follows her every move. It’s a smart move to keep someone who can bring in those viewers.
4. Shake it up, shake it up! – Can The X Factor survive so many shake-ups? So far we know that L.A. Reid, Britney Spears and Khloe Kardashian will not be returning to the show next season. This leaves Simon, Demi and possibly Mario Lopez. This would be the second season that the show loses most of his cast and unless this is the show’s modus operandi (which I doubt) it can give the idea that the show is just simply unstable.
5. Britney’s Deficit – Yes, Britney Spears is an iconic performer who revolutionized pop music, but she just wasn’t spectacular on the show. She looked bored and her critique to the contestants was less than inspired. She lucked out with Carly Rose Sonenclar, who was in my opinion the strongest contestant last season, but I don’t think Brit had much to do with how far the pint-sized songstress made it in the competition. Also, how many times can you repeat “that’s amazing” as your sole critique? Demi was simply stronger, and she wasn’t afraid to go after certain contestants knowing that they were competition. She was spunky, bratty and at times simply irreverent toward almighty Simon, which made for great TV.