Demi Lovato Is Leaving 'The X Factor'

"She had a great run and a good time," a source tells PEOPLE. But the show's schedule conflicts with hers

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Demi Lovato is leaving The X Factor, a source close to the singer tells PEOPLE.

The reason? “She plans to spend next year completely focused on her music,” says the source.

“She had a great run and a good time,” says the source. But the show’s demanding schedule conflicts with the singer’s plans for 2014.

Lovato, 21, who has served as a judge for two seasons, is about to headline her first arena tour, which kicks off Feb. 9 in Vancouver and will also feature X Factor alums Cher Lloyd, Little Mix and Fifth Harmony.

In November, Lovato, who had a guest stint on Glee earlier this year, talked about her current priorities.

“I think ultimately my main thing is singing,” she said. “Maybe movies once in a while, if the right role comes along.”

She added that she also wouldn’t mind a little bit of a break.

“I will take the month of January completely off!” she vowed. “I want to vacation! I want to watch crime shows on my DVR on my couch … I need to do some exercising and I don’t really have time to do it. I love horseback riding and never get to do that stuff, but January is my time to do all of that.”

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