Hey M Girls,
Tonight is the night we've been waiting for forever -- the premiere of season two of X Factor starring Demi Lovato and Britney Spears as brand new judges! Be sure to tune in on Fox at 8pm ET for the big show!
M was lucky enough to chat with Demi and Simon Cowell (yup -- THE man behind One Direction!) all about the show. Check out our Q&A below:
M: What have you learned from the past from your he-uge stars, like One Direction that has helped you with the new season of the show?
Simon Cowell: I've learned over the years, because I've done these shows a long time, whether it's One Direction, or Cher Lloyd, or Susan Boyle, or Leona Lewis, you've got to take your time making the record. You can't rush anything out. Importantly, you just have to make a great album and that's what we're doing at the moment with Melanie. I think she's a great artist and I've heard some of the future cuts. They sound incredible. It's always our aim, like we've done with One Direction, it's not just to have a hit record off the back of a show, it's launch an artist worldwide and to compete with everybody else out there. That's what we try to do every year when we make this show.
M: Demi, what do YOU think it takes to become a super-star?
Demi: I think you have to go through so much to be able to make it to where you are. You have to make a lot of sacrifices. You have to be willing to not get a lot of sleep and to have to choose--like I said, make some sacrifices and work very, very, very hard. I'm thankful for where I am today, but I think a part of this competition is we also have to--a part of mentoring, we have to make the artist in the competition realize that it's not just about getting on stage and who has the best voice and who has the best performance. It's about making a pop star, and ultimately, signing someone who has what it takes performance-wise and also drive-wise.
M: So Dem, does being an X Factor judge live up to all of the hype?
Demi: It's everything that I thought it would be and more because I always thought it would be so much fun and difficult, but at the same time, you're in a position that you're mentoring people. You're trying to give them the best advice possible so that they can be groomed into this pop star that you know they can be. It's a lot more challenging than I thought it would be, but I am very excited of putting everything that I have into it. It's going to be a really great show. I'm excited to see it. But it's funner to work on.
Thanks for chatting, Demi and Simon! Tune in for the big season premiere tonight only on Fox!
-Are you excited to watch X Factor tonight? Would you ever try out for a show like X Factor?