Singer Demi Lovato will be struggling to voice her opinion as a judge on The X Factor shows in America this week (begs03Dec12) after falling ill with bronchitis.

The Skyscraper hitmaker sits on the new judging panel alongside Britney Spears, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson, and they have been fighting for fans' votes during the live rounds to keep each of their acts in the running for the upcoming finale.

Lovato took to her blog on Wednesday (05Dec12) to share news of her illness with followers, but she is refusing to let her vocal troubles silence her and she has been using her social networking blog to boost support for her final X Factor competitor, CeCe Frey, who will fight for a place in the Tv talent show's upcoming final with a performance on the programme on Wednesday night.

In a post on Wednesday afternoon, she writes, "Sooooo I have bronchitis... but you know what would make me feel better??!??!! If you #Voteforcece!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"