The X Factor USA 2012- Breaking News- L.A. Reid Quits The X Factor!
Just hours before The X Factor semifinal results were announced, big news was leaked regarding the future of The X Factor. Fans were in for a bit of a shock tonight as L.A. Reid announced that he will NOT return to the singing competition next year. The music mogul spoke exclusively with Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson.
“I have decided that I will not return to The X Factor next year. I have to go back and I have a company to run that I’ve kind of neglected and it saddens me a little bit, but only a little bit.”
What a bummer! For once a singing competition found the perfect judging panel. Though there’s playful tension between Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell, it truly felt like the judges were more focused on the acts this year, not their egos. With L.A. Reid leaving, this leaves a hole that could be filled with any under-qualified judge.
Despite the news being sad, one can say it’s hardly shocking. L.A. was less than pleased when he was given the Over 25 category this year. Sure, he’s had great success and luck with Tate Stevens, but maybe he’s still not happy that he was given such a “challenging” group. Britney Spears, Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato will be returning next year.
The good news for The X Factor is people will be talking all winter as to who will replace the outspoken music mogul.