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The i’s may not be dotted, nor the t’s crossed, but a new report claims Demi Lovato is pretty much confirmed as a judge on season two of The X Factor.

With names being tossed about haphazardly over the past few months, sources claimed this week that the fourth panel spot – alongside Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid and $15 million-per-year newbie Britney Spears – had come down to Lovato and Miley Cyrus.

And, if the following E! News item is to be believed, Demi has beat out her fellow young star:

Demi Lovato X Factor Report

No contract has been signed still, apparently, but that doesn’t mean we can’t express our take on the possibility: it will be great for ratings, bad for credibility.

The judges are meant to guide the contestants, after all, right? Offer them advice based on their years in the industry? Seems difficult for a 19-year old to do.

What is your opinion? Would Lovato make a strong X Factor judge?