Demi Lovato will lend her vocal pipes to “Glee,” as the pop singer has landed a multi-episode arc on the Fox dramedy’s fifth season.
According to Variety’s sister site TV Line, Lovato will play Dani, a NYC-based struggling artist friend of Rachel and Santana’s, who interacts frequently with Adam Lambert’s character. Lambert and Lovato will pair up for musical numbers on the show.
Lovato is set to appear in at least six episodes, kickstarting her role on the October 3 episode of “Glee,” which features a Beatles’ tribute.
Lovato is no stranger to the Fox lineup, currently serving as a judge on the network’s singing competition program “The X Factor.” “Glee” returns to Fox on Sept. 26.
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