Those who have seen The X Factor (or who watched American Idol in its early days) would assume that if there's one judge the contestants must impress in the show's upcoming season, it would probably be the perpetually bored and sarcastic Simon Cowell. But in a new interview with TV Guide, the judges reveal that the hardest to please out of all of four of them is actually 20-year-old Latina star Demi Lovato!

Though Lovato admits that she was "nervous at first" to be paired with the older and more experienced mentors--including  Cowell, L.A. Reid, and Britney Spears--it's obvious that she was able to adapt quickly. In fact, Spears even admitted that she follows Lovato's example of being "tough and…fair."

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"She toughens me up! Sometimes I listen to [her] and I'm like, 'Oh, God, I've got to be a little stronger,' " Spears said of Lovato's judging style. Cowell agreed, even stating, "There have been many times when L.A. and I have been the nice, sweet ones." Well, that seems like a stretch. Still, I don't find it all that surprising that Lovato has a fierce attitude…after all, she is Latina!

But that outlook doesn't make her a mean girl. Lovato has a reason for her tough-love approach. "We've done so much to get here. If you want to get here, you've got to put in the work," she said. "So I think that's why I'm a little tougher."

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Good for you, girl! I love that mind-set because it's so true. I mean, if contestants can't take criticism from those who with firsthand experience then they'll never survive in the industry. Besides, Lovato's sassiness is bound to keep the show interesting!  

Will you watch Lovato on X-Factor? Tell us in the comments below!

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I do not plan to watch X Factor just to see Demi who, in my opinion, is not qualified to judge. She has done nothing to earn this position. She doesn't recognize talent nor does she recognize when someone has star quality. She is a jealous B----!
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Cant wait to see the show
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