One of the high-profile judges on Fox’s "The X Factor" is off the show, according to a source who spoke with People magazine, even as the fate of the show itself remains up in the air.
"Demi Lovato is leaving ‘The X Factor,’ a source close to the singer tells People," the story reports. "The reason? ‘She plans to spend next year completely focused on her music,’ says the source."
The source adds: "She had a great run and a good time."
Fox has yet to announce whether it will bring the show back for another season. But the show’s demanding shooting schedule reportedly doesn’t leave Lovato enough time to fulfill her music plans for the coming year.
"Lovato, 21, who has served as a judge for two seasons, is about to headline her first arena tour, which kicks off Feb. 9 in Vancouver and will also feature ‘X Factor’ alums Cher Lloyd, Little Mix and Fifth Harmony," the report notes.
Lovato talked about her priorities back in November, the report notes, quoting her as saying then: "I think ultimately my main thing is singing. Maybe movies once in a while, if the right role comes along."
She also said at that time that she was planning a break, according to the report.
Lovato said then: "I will take the month of January completely off! I want to vacation! I want to watch crime shows on my DVR on my couch … I need to do some exercising and I don’t really have time to do it. I love horseback riding and never get to do that stuff, but January is my time to do all of that."