During San Francisco auditions at the weekend, 19-year-old Lovato told the audience she’s always wanted a baby Vietnamese Pot Bellied Pig, declaring: “I have always wanted one of those small pigs. The ones you can keep as pets. They are just so cute and little.”
She has already named her future piglet after her boss, the man sitting to her left on The X Factor judging panel: Simon Cowell.
“I’d call it Simon,” said Lovato.
A source added: “Demi really is convinced she wants a pet pig but with all the traveling because of work, she’s not sure she can get one.”
As Celebuzz first reported, tensions rose during the Oakland, Calif. auditions at the weekend when Cowell, 51, declared the former Disney starlet and fellow judge Britney Spears were being “catty.”
When it came time for Lovato and Spears, 31, to deliver a critique of one performer who auditioned, “Simon starting flicking his fingers and hissing like a cat,” the source added.
“Simon thinks it’s hilarious and told her to be careful what she wishes for… her birthday is coming up!”
One thing is for certain: the “Unbroken” chart-topper has more than eased into Nicole Scherzinger‘s role as Cowell’s chief antagonist.