The two stars have been rumored to be dating after Lovato admitted in an interview earlier this year she thinks Horan is "adorable." In June, Horan's bandmates picked Lovato as his perfect match during a round of "Rapid Fire Romance" on etalk.
" PHOTOS: The hottest teen idols ever While accepting his award for Best Pop Video, Horan scored a kiss during the show from a huge pop star -- and it wasn't Lovato.
Demi Lovato is certainly no stranger to dating a high profile boy band member, but the breakout X Factor judge has clamped down on rumors that her friendship with 1D's Niall Horan has taken a turn away from the platonic. Now I have friends who love me for who I am and don't care about what I'm doing.
I'm in a place right now where I really need to focus on myself."But just because she's not in a romance doesn't mean we should expect her to be a nun."Obviously, I'm still going to like people—or love them—but I need to not be in a relationship for a while because I need to be OK with being alone, first," she said. I never thought it was possible to be happy because of how depressed I was my entire life. It's like living in a dream."Of course, it hasn't all been coming up roses for the singer, who admitted that her post-rehab life required her to cut loose some people she previously thought of as close pals."I did kind of a friend cleanse right after rehab, where I weeded out people who didn't have my best interests at heart.
In an interview with magazine, Demi said, "Unfortunately, as sweet as he is, it's hard to maintain a friendship with somebody that you really can't hang out with without people automatically assuming that you're dating." After all the drama, Demi and Niall kept their friendship quiet -- if they even had one at all, that is.
“If you say no, what if that was their only shot and you let them go when they weren’t really that bad?
” Meanwhile, fellow judge Britney Spears said lack of preparation could kill an audition.
“A lot of contestants we have been seeing lately are just a little unsure about their performance together,” she said.
“Come prepared and do the training you need to do.” Spears admitted that sometimes a male singer’s look is a determining factor -- Cowell and L. Reid notoriously favor cute girls with questionable vocals -- but said she is always looking for something extra.