X Factor USA judges: Britney Spears and Demi Lovato join new look panel


I'm bringing the Sex Factor! Leggy Britney Spears upstages Demi Lovato with TWO short dresses at unveiling of new look panel

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03:18 GMT, 15 May 2012

Britney Spears is proving to be quite the femme fatale before the second season of X Factor USA has even started.

The squabbles between the judges and their categories are yet to commence, but the Toxic star is showing rival castmate Devi Lovato that when it comes to the fashion stakes, she's a clear winner.

As the line-up for the second series of the reality show was unveiled today, it seems the mother-of-two couldn't decided which dress to wear, so opted for two to maximise column inches.

It's official: Britney Spears poses with Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato and L.A. Reid at X Factor USA launch in NYC

It's official: Britney Spears poses with Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato and L.A. Reid at X Factor USA launch in NYC

Britney

Forgot to swap shoes: Britney may have changed dresses, but her footwear slipped her mind

Forgot to swap shoes: Britney may have changed dresses, but her footwear slipped her mind

During today's photocall in New York,
Britney posed in a figure-hugging strapped white dress with Demi, Simon
Cowell and L.A. Reid for an intimate snap which she tweeted online.

However, during the official snaps
taken against the backdrop of a Fox curtain, the Crossroads actress had
changed into a slick burgundy frock as she posed next to head judge Cowell.

New look X Factor USA: Britney Spears tweeted a photo of the new judging panel which includes LA Reid, Simon Cowell and new recruit Demi Lovato

New look X Factor USA: Britney tweeted a photo of the new judging panel just before official announcement

Before and after: Demi arrived in a belted trench coat before her red carpet moment

Before and after: Demi arrived in a belted trench coat before her red carpet moment

Before and after: Demi arrived in a belted trench coat before her red carpet moment

Demi, on the other hand, was seen
wearing the same dress on two separate Kodak moments. However, credit
where it's due, she was a little more experimental in her spiderweb
pattern gown.

Today, Hollywood's worst kept secret was finally confirmed.

Britney, 30, has officially joined the judging panel along with Disney star Demi, 19.

Stealing their thunder: Randy Jackson and Ryan Seacrest attended the Fox network party for their show American Idol

Stealing their thunder: Randy Jackson and Ryan Seacrest attended the Fox network party for their show American Idol

Simon could barely hide his delight, tweeting: 'Can't believe it's finally happened. Very exciting!'

While no details as to how much
Demi's contract is worth have been leaked, Britney is thought to have
negotiated a $15 million pay packet to be a panellist on the show.

Britney and Demi will replace Paula
Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger – who were axed after poor ratings on last
year's debut series – sitting alongside show boss Simon and music
executive L.A.

The Baby One More Time star said: 'I am so excited about this whole experience. It's gonna be so much fun
and so different from anything I've ever done and I'm ready to find the
true star.'

Has this line-up got the X Factor Nobody can deny Lovato's charms or the continuing allure of Britney Spears

Have they got the X Factor Nobody can deny Lovato's charms or the continuing allure of Britney Spears

Clearly excited, Demi added: 'I am totally stoked to be here.'

The news was announced at Fox's Upfront Presentation at the Beacon Theatre in the Big Apple.

Britney said in a statement: 'I couldn’t be more excited to join The X Factor judging panel. I’m a huge fan of the show and now I get to be a part of the action. Simon and L.A. better watch out.'

New blood: LA cosies up to Lovato in another picture, the chemistry is looking right already

New blood: LA cosies up to Lovato in another picture, the chemistry is looking right already

Exciting times: Britney arrived at the Fox News Upfront in New York wearing this tight ecru dress and strappy heels

Britney Spears

Exciting times: Britney arrived at Fox News Upfront in NYC, with fianc Jason Trawick looking after her

New bezzies: Simon and Britney share an in-joke together as he takes her under his wing

New bezzies: Simon and Britney share an in-joke together as he takes her under his wing

Demi described her new role as a 'dream come true.'

She said: 'I’m so thrilled to join this legendary group of judges on the show.

'To be able to spend each week with Simon, L.A. and Britney watching the best that America has to offer is truly a dream come true.'

Protective: Jason Trawick didn't seem too amused by Britney's short hemline

Protective: Jason Trawick didn't seem too amused by Britney's short hemline

A dinner well deserved: Britney and Jason go for a bite to eat after the day's activity

A dinner well deserved: Britney and Jason go for a bite to eat after the day's activity

A dinner well deserved: Britney and Jason go for a bite to eat after the day's activity

Personal bodyguard: Jason wasn't about to let Britney out of his sight

Personal bodyguard: Jason wasn't about to let Britney out of his sight

Shortly before the official
announcement, Britney tweeted her picture of herself with her fellow
judges, captioning it: “#britneyxfactor #SimonBritneyDemiLA”

A new host for the show has yet to be announced after Steve Jones was axed after just one series.

Flavour of the month: Zooey Deschanel

Flavour of the month: Zooey Deschanel and Cat Deeley

Flavour of the month: Zooey Deschanel and Cat Deeley both look striking, in girly chic and leather trousers

Naya Rivera

Naya Rivera, Tamara Taylor

Naya Rivera, Tamara Taylor and Becki Newton

Battle of the beauties: Glee star Naya Rivera, Tamara Taylor and Becki Newton celebrate their return to Fox

Belle of the ball: Lea Michele looked effortlessly stylish in her elegant and feminine cocktail dress

Belle of the ball: Lea Michele looked effortlessly stylish in her elegant and feminine cocktail dress

Belle of the ball: Lea Michele looked effortlessly stylish in her elegant and feminine cocktail dress