“The X Factor” U.S. judge Demi Lovato is performing at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards pre-show, but sources say that’s not all she’s looking forward to doing at the event, which takes place on September 6 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Although Lovato is playing it cool for the public by saying that she doesn’t want to date One Direction’s Niall Horan, she plans to look very sexy by wearing something quite daring that she wouldn’t wear at the Teen Choice Awards. Insiders predict that will be a lot of flirting going on between Lovato and Horan at the MTV VMAs. Don’t be surprised if Lovato is seated near One Direction at the show.
One Direction will also be performing at the 2012 VMAs, but during the main ceremony. In the U.S. and Canada, the pre-show will be televised beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern/Pacific Time, while the main ceremony will be on TV at 8 p.m. Eastern/Pacific Time.
As previously reported, Lovato and One Direction are each nominated for awards at the show. Lovato’s “Skyscraper” received a nod for Best Video With a Message. One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful” is nominated for Best Pop Video and Best New Artist.
MTV VMA pre-show performers typically get to do more than one song, so expect Lovato to perform “Give Your Heart a Break” and “Skyscraper,” although how much MTV will interrupt the pre-show to cut away to red-carpet interviews and commercials remains to be seen.
As previously reported, One Direction will perform “What Makes You Beautiful” at the 2012 MTV VMAs.
Horan, 18, and Lovato, 20, have publicly admitted that they have crushes on each other. While Horan has told the media that he really wants to date Lovato, she has been playing hard to get by saying in many interviews that she doesn’t want to date anyone right now because she wants to focus on her career and her recovery from substance abuse, bulima and other personal issues. (She has spent time in rehab for these problems.)
Lovato and Horan are aware that many eyes will be on them at the MTV VMAs to see how they are acting toward each other. There has been gossip that Lovato and Horan will start dating after they meet up at the MTV VMAs, but the relationship will be staged for publicity purposes, since One Direction will have a new single out (“Live While We’re You’re Young”) in late September/early October and a new album (title to be announced) out in November, while Lovato will be seen on “The X Factor” U.S. from September to December.
According to this unconfirmed rumor, if Lovato and Horan start dating under this staged scenario, then the break-up has already been planned for December 2012, after the “X Factor” U.S. Season 2 finale. We’ll have to wait and see what really happens.