Demi Lovato Reveals Her Favorite 'American Idol' Contestant


Demi Lovato chatted with Ryan Seacrest about American Idolher favorite contestants, her loyal fans, and more.

The singer stopped by the singing competition to hang out with mentor Randy Jackson, and she offered critiques and advice to the contestants... without the added pressure of actually judging them.

"I think the contestants are really good. I think everyone has to let lose a little bit, though. I was still waiting for the big hurrah," Lovato told Seacrest in a behind-the-scenes interview for E! News

The "Neon Lights" singer also revealed her favorite contestant: Jena Irene. "She's really good," she said. "She's a star for sure."

Lovato sat alongside Simon Cowell as a judge on The X Factor for two seasons. When asked if she missed sitting behind the judging desk, Lovato told the host, "Not really." 

For now, she's just happy to be on the road, rocking out every night, and engaging with fans. "That's exactly the reason why I don't miss judging right now because being on the road and seeing the faces of my fans, literally face-to-face right in front... it's just so incredible." 

Watch the full video interview at E! News. 

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Cristina Arreola, Associate Editor

Cristina Mari Arreola is the Associate Editor. Originally from El Paso, Texas, she earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to New York City. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or frantically reading a novel from her (extremely lengthy) reading list. See what she's reading now on Goodreads, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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