Because too much time has passed since there was a judge shakeup on a singing competition show, it looks like Demi Lovato will be stepping down from her judge's perch on "The X Factor."
The 21-year-old singer told reporters after Wednesday's finale show that she will dedicate the coming new year to music, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
"I started the show being a singer and a musician, and so I'm going to go back to that," Lovato told reporters. "It's been really great, but I'm so excited for 2014. I'm going to dedicate it completely and entirely to music -- touring and making a new album. Possibly releasing one."
A source close to production confirmed Lovato's plans to exit. The singer/actress is set to embark on her Neon Lights tour in support of her latest album, "Demi," in February.