Pop superstar Britney Spears and former Disney star Demi Lovato announced at the 2012 FOX Upfronts on Monday that they will officially join as judges for "The X Factor."
Lovato, rumored as a possible judge for months, was confirmed Monday by "Extra" as the show's fourth judge.
Executive producer Cowell fired judges Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger and host Steve Jones at the end of the show’s first season -- and has been searching for replacements ever since.
Songwriter L.A Reid, Spears, Lovato and Cowell comprise the final judging panel.
Producers also reportedly considered Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson and Pink. Whitney Houston had been under consideration just before her untimely death this past February.
Britney tweeted this picture of Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato live from the Upfronts.
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