Demi Lovato, Simon Cowell

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It's time to get mellow, X Factor fans!

After the departure of judges L.A. Reid and Britney Spears, returning judges Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato are looking to have a little more fun when the Fox reality singing competition returns in the fall.

We caught up with Lovato, whose new album DEMI officially dropped on Tuesday, on the red carpet at Fox's upfront presentation in New York City, where she tells us that season three will have "a more relaxed energy." Plus, she reveals how her judging style will change in season three and her thoughts on Cowell possibly returning to Idol...

 "I'm kind of come back as like it's my second time, it's not my first time anymore, so it's more comfortable," Demi explains of how season three will differ from season two. "And I feel like with that being said, I feel like I'm probably going to be more comfortable this year."

She continues, "Simon even said, ‘Look, let's just have fun. It's all about having fun. Last year was really serious and this year it just needs to be having fun.' I think it will be more relaxed."

Of course, Fox's other reality hit, American Idol, is reportedly looking for new judges for next season and Lovato is not hearing any talk of Cowell possibly returning to his old show. "That would be so messed up!" she exclaims. "Simon wouldn't do it. X Factor's better!" Oh snap!

Aside from gearing up for X Factor's new season, Lovato's new album DEMI was officially released at midnight, and the singer tell us, "It feels pretty incredible. I'm really excited about it. It feels like Christmas except a Christmas that you only get certain years!"

Lovato says she put "a lot of personal experience, a lot of vulnerability and emotion" into the new album," but also notes that fans can expect "a lot of great pop music."

To hear more from Lovato, including why she opened up about her personal life so much on the album and who she'd like to see join her at the judging table in season three, watch our interview with her above!

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