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12/19/2013 09:45 am ET Updated Dec 19, 2013

Simon Cowell Confirms Demi Lovato's 'X Factor' Exit

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On the eve of "The X Factor" season finale, Simon Cowell confirmed that Demi Lovato would not be returning to the show.

"I always knew she wasn't coming back because she's touring, so I knew that," Cowell said on Wednesday night (Dec. 18), according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Despite a steady ratings decline, Cowell is confident that "The X Factor" will be back for a fourth season.

"The show will be back next season," he said during a conference call, according to the L.A. Times., adding, "I might have a different kind of role."

"The X Factor" crowns its winner Thursday at 8 p.m. EST on Fox.

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