Monday, February 18, 2013
Demi Lovato wants back on X Factor, suggests Gaga come too
Plus, a plea to the show's producers regarding the Khloe katastrophe.
On today’s obvious but mildly exciting news, Demi Lovato has told Extra that she would love to return to The X Factor. I can see that happening. Demi as a judge made for good TV, even though she majorly sucked as a mentor. Not only that, she had a fantastic chemistry with Simon Cowell, mainly while they were visiting talk shows.
The question now is: Would X Factor have her back? Britney Spears and LA Reid are out, which could give the producers a reason to keep the Dallas singer in the panel. I am not sure they would want a whole restructuring of the show, which happened when season 1 ended. It feels like it’s been decades since Cowell and Reid were the only ones left standing after the firing of host Steve Jones and judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger. Getting rid of Lovato would leave only Cowell as a judge, which means they would have to find three replacements.
So will we see even more shakeups? There’s only one more shakeup I would like to see. And here is my plea to the X Factor producers: Please, do not invite Khloe Kardashian back to host the next season. I have nothing against Khloe as a person, but she was the worst reality show host I’ve seen. I mean, Brian Dunkleman has nothing on her. Also, I feel that the two hosts idea backfired primarily because of her. Yes, Mario Lopez took over some of her lines, but it’s hard to blame him for all of the disaster. She stumbled through her lines, was robotic, awkward, and just uncomfortable to watch. Khloe was Khaotic.
So, if Demi stays, who would she love to see as a judge? Non other than Lady Gaga. Believe me, I could watch Lady Gaga on anything, even softly reading the telephone book (if those are still around) every night on TV for an hour, but yeah, this is not happening. Maybe she could come as a guest judge as she has done for So You Think You Can Dance or as a mentor like she did for American Idol sans penis heels. It would make sense to bring her as guest judge, since by the time X Factor comes around again we should already have our hands on Gaga’s next album ARTPOP. If she doesn’t participate to that extent, maybe she will perform on the show. I mean, talk about someone with the "X Factor."
Gaga, who was in Dallas just a couple of weeks ago, just canceled the remaining dates on her Born This Way Ball tour due to a severe case of synovitis, for which she is having surgery. Having been to her shows, I can’t say I’m surprised. The amount of exercise that Gaga puts her body through on that stage borders pn inhumane. I wish her a speedy recovery, mainly so she can get to work on ARTPOP, her new album and multimedia project which Billboard reports should be coming out around September.
Also, have you been watching American Idol? Nicki Minaj is possibly the best reality judge I’ve seen on these shows. She is to-the-point and hilarious. It’s a shame that ratings are so bad this season since there are some really good contestants, including Cortez Shaw from Dallas. I am hoping a girl wins this season, and after last night’s episode I would not be surprised. The three that stand out for me are: Candice Glover, Rachel Hale, and Janelle Arthur.
Do you think Demi will be invited back? How about Khloe? Any thoughts on Idol’s new season?