Demi Lovato is being paired Disney BFF Nick Jonas for the judges’ house portion of X-Factor, reports THR. This is the part of the competition where final cuts are made and the Top 16 acts are revealed, four for each judge.
In an X Factor twist, each judge is given a group to mentor. Season two’s split has yet to be revealed, but several sites are reporting that the breakdown will look like this: Lovato will take on solo singers ages 12 to 16, Britney Spears will mentor singers 17 to 24, LA.Reid will handle ages 25 and over and Cowell will guide the groups (a show rep tells THR that there have been changes to the divisions but wouldn’t confirm any details).
Nick Jonas has been actively campaigning for the judge’s seat on Fox’s other singing show, American Idol, tweeting that ‘it would be a dream come true.’ While appearing on X Factor could give network brass an opportunity to see him doling out criticism on-air, it could just as easily dissuade them. We’ll know soon enough as Idol auditions in front of the judges typically start in late September. X Factor season 2 is set to premiere on Sept. 12.