Although Britney Spears and L.A. Reid departed from the ‘X Factor’ panel, Demi Lovato has confirmed she will be returning for Season 3. We’re pretty stoked to hear this, and from the sound of it, so is she.

“I am so excited to return as a judge and mentor on the ‘X Factor,’” said Lovato in a statement. “Last season was an unbelievable experience and I really enjoyed developing personal relationships with the contestants and the panel. I look forward to taking my previous experience and applying it to make this season even better!”

Fellow judge and 'X Factor' creator Simon Cowell also expressed his excitement about the singer-songwriter’s return. “I couldn’t be happier that Demi wants to come back this year,” he said. “She’s a superstar in her own right and was a fantastic mentor last year. Even though she can be really, really annoying -- I truly enjoyed working with her and so did the artists. I’m especially pleased she’s back, even during her world tour!”

Meanwhile, the search continues for judges to fill the spots that Spears and Reid left empty. Stay tuned for more ‘X Factor’ news!

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