The X Factor - new judges

The worst kept secret at Fox was made official at the network’s upfront presentation in New York today: Britney Spears and Demi Lovato will join The X Factor as judges in the fall.

Spears and Lovato joined fellow judges Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid on the Beacon Theatre stage very briefly but long enough to express their enthusiasm for their new high-profile gigs.

“I’m ready to find the true star,” gushed Spears, who wore a very tight and very short white dress for the occasion.

“It’s an honor to be standing next to you,” continued Lovato (and she meant that for Cowell, not Spears). She, too, was clad in a short and tight tog. “It’s an honor to represent my generation.”