Jon McLaughlin: Go Easy on Demi Lovato

Since the big announcement that Demi Lovato will join The X Factor as a judge, lots of people have been questioning whether she has enough experience to measure up to music biz vets like LA Reid and Simon Cowell.

“Anybody who would sit in a room… and listen to her sing is gonna be blown away,” says singer/songwriter Jon McLaughlin, who co-wrote a couple songs with Demi for her second album. (We talked to Jon when he played the Muve Music Lounge here at Mix 96-5.)

“She’s been hugely successful in the Disney route and the pop scene… People tend to think those kinds of artists were built by the team around them,” he says. “She wouldn’t be where she is now without the talent that she has.”

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And look for Jon McLaughlin’s new album Promising Promises out May 22nd!

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