In a recent interview with Billboard, 20-year-old phenom Demi Lovato talked X Factor and her album Demi (released May 10). She also revealed her distaste for songs about drinking and partying: “Maybe a couple years ago I would have loved it, but I’m not the same person I was a few years ago. Now when I listen to the radio, I can’t relate to a lot of it.” We’re glad to hear the rehab veteran is firmly on the up-and-up.
When asked who she thought the next big star would be, Demi was unequivocal in her prediction:
“Ariana Grande. She has vocals that are just unbelievable, and I have so much respect for her because she is a true singer. She’s someone that I feel like is going to have a long career because of her voice, and I think she’s going to be a huge name. She’s gonna be great.”
Grande’s star was already firmly on the rise with a couple of hits under her belt, but this endorsement just might shoot her to the moon. Demi is, after all, a professional judge.