January 10, 2013
Insider Confirms Britney Spears Has Quit The X Factor
The X Factor is reportedly losing another judge. According to insiders, Britney Spears is departing the reality show after just one turn at the judge’s table. The pop star will spend the next year recording new music and going on tour.
"She has made the decision that she won't be returning," a source confirms to People magazine. "She wants to concentrate on her music.”
Spears has not commented.
Although her performance on The X Factor received mixed reviews, one of Spears’ contestants, Carly Rose Sonenclar, made it to the final 3. Sonenclar finished in second place, losing the $5 million recording contract to L.A. Reid’s contestant Tate Stevens. Simon Cowell’s band Fifth Harmony took third place.
News of Spears’ exit comes just a month after L.A. Reid announced he was quitting. "I have decided that I will not return to The X Factor next year," the Epic Records CEO told Access Hollywood. "I have a company to run that I've kind of neglected."
There has been no word on whether Demi Lovato, who joined the show at the same time as Spears, will return as a judge with Simon Cowell.