Demi Lovato will be pulling double musical duties for FOX in the fall when she appears on the network as a judge for The X Factor and as Rachel Berry’s friend on Glee.
Adam Lambert all but confirmed the news in a tweet to Lovato: “I just heard the news! Excited to sing w you girl!” But then he fired off another tweet: “*IF the rumors are true! Lol.”
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According to TVLine, we’ll see Lovato in at least six episode on Glee, starting October 3, which is the second of two episodes that pay tribute to The Beatles. She’ll play Dani, a struggling artist friend of Rachel and Santana. She’ll have frequent scenes with another guest star who’s no stranger to FOX — Adam Lambert of American Idol fame. His character is also based in New York City and will be Kurt’s enemy.
At the very least, her and Lambert’s characters should give some more life into the New York world of the show, which felt underdeveloped and underwhelming last season.
Lovato has been focusing on her music career, and Glee will be her first acting gig since her Disney Channel show Sonny with a Chance ended two years ago.
How will Lovato be appearing on two shows at the same time, especially when one — The X Factor — is eventually taped live? Glee will be working around her schedule on the singing competition. Anyone else think the time she spends on the Glee set could be used to, I don’t know, work with her X Factor singers?
Relive last season’s performance of the Lovato hit “Give Your Heart a Break” by Rachel and Brody.
Glee season 5 premieres September 26 at 9pm on FOX, right after The X Factor.
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