After last night's live show and first night of the finale at X Factor, we caught up with Demi on the red carpet to find out why.
"I'm leaving to start a new chapter in my life," the 21-year-old told us. "I started the show being a singer and a musician and it's time that I go back to that." Demi has shared her passion with the show all season, but it's time she gets back to her own. "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. I'm really focused and excited for it."
While Demi didn't know who she would like to replace her on the panel next to Simon Cowell, she did know what she's going to miss most. "Probably being able to sit next to Kelly and Paulina--they've been so incredible to me," she said. "Also helping contestants achieve their dreams. You get emotionally invested, and you get really passionate about helping them out and wanting them to have an awesome performance."
We'll definitely miss seeing Demi on X Factor, but it sounds like we're going to hear a lot more from her in 2014!