Demi Lovato Goes Blonde for New 'X Factor' Gig

05/14/2012 at 06:00 PM ET

Demi Lovato Blonde HairCourtesy Demi Lovato

New job, new hair color! At the FOX upfronts in New York City on Monday, Demi Lovato was announced as one of the new X Factor judges — and debuted new blonde locks, too.

Before her trip to New York, the singer popped into West Hollywood’s Nine Zero One Salon Friday night, where her hair was transformed from brunette to blonde and blonde extensions were added. According to a source, the starlet said this is the lightest her hair has ever been — and she wants to keep it this way for her upcoming tour, which kicks off in Del Mar, Calif., next month.

Last year, Lovato tried red hair temporarily, going blonde several months later and eventually returning to her natural brunette hue.

At Monday’s upfronts — where Britney Spears (pictured in a Stop Staring dress) was introduced as a new judge, too, wearing a form-fitting Stop Staring mini — Lovato expressed her excitement about the new job. “I am totally stoked to be here,” she told the crowd. “I’m excited to represent my generation and I’m ready to find the winner.”

The X Factor, which also stars Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid, returns to FOX later this year.

–Reporting by Jessica Wedemeyer and Marisa Laudadio

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td on

I do understand Britney. But demi? ? Regardless of her past issues I think Britney brings enough experience to the table to be a judge. I do not understand how a 19 yr old who hasn’t made that hasn’t made that grand of a splash in music would be considered a judge. I’m pretty sure this was Simon’s way of boosting ratings. But I think this will be horrible for whoever she mentors.

Alex on

Wow. All the negative people posting comments really need to get a new life because you are obviously extremely jealous of the people y’all are talking about.

I don’t see your name everywhere!

happy on

Shut up “GuesT”, you’re a low life!

I am happy with this set of judges! I love Britney & Demi and just know that their presence will give an amazing ratings boost! Now I will finally watch this show; Paula & Nicole were too dull for me to tune in before.

katie on

i cant wait to watch britney :) ill watch it for sure. ratings would be HIGH.

ron on

Love the blonde hair she looks so good. and B isnt looking too shabby either. have always loved her legs!!

Traci on

All of you commenting on Britney need to shut up right now. Are you J-E-A-L-O-U-S cause you don’t have her money? That’s what it is. I love Britney so stop all your idiotic comments cause “NO ONE CARES WHAT YOU THINK”.

SJM-PDX on

Who is Demi Lavado?

linlu on

Glad to see these two becoming the judges. Better than the rumored LeAnn Rimes. SHE is a disgrace to the country music scene and life in general. At least these two women have bettered their lives as opposed to Rimes living in lalaland thinking her “husband” loves her. She needs mental help!

nicole on

guesT youre an ass. there is nothing funny about cutting you should be ashamed for even making a joke about it

sally on

I think she is really cute!

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