Demi Lovato talks bullying, 'X Factor' and new album on 'Live with Kelly and Michael'Add to Favorites | Live! With Kelly and Michael
"Normally when we see reactions like this from young, teenage girls, it's usually over a guy," laughs host Kelly Ripa. "You've really inspired a generation of young girls with your beautiful and challenging and victorious story, so congratulations to you."
In the interview, Lovato first touches on "The X Factor," which she is returning to for its third season this fall.
"I think I've lived a lot of life at a young age. I've seen the world from a different perspective ... as a kid, I just always got along better with adults. Being able to sit on a panel with other adults, I feel comfortable, if that makes any sense," she says, of judging and mentoring on "The X Factor."
She goes on to talk about her new album, titled "Demi," which is out next month. Lovato says it's got some very personal songs on it.
"With the album, I have a ton of upbeat songs that are just like 'Heart Attack' -- super catchy ... but I also have some pretty emotional songs on there, opening up about things I haven't ever really talked about," she says.
"I have a song that's actually about bullying. It's not on the album, though. I've gotta release it at some point ... I take it very seriously ... If you're not using your [celebrity] for good, then you're wasting your time."
"Demi" is out for sale and download on May 14.