While not confirmed by the show or FOX at this time, Lovato is expected to play a character named Dani (as reported by TVLine). Dani is a struggling artist in New York City and a friend of both Rachel (Lea Michele) and Santana (Naya Rivera). It is expected that Dani will have some significant interaction with the upcoming character played by Adam Lambert.
Lovato will first appear as Dani in the second part of the “Glee” tribute to The Beatles — the second episode of Season 5 (airing Oct. 3). Since the schedule for the show is sketchy beyond that, there is no information on when Dani could return. The current planning for the season calls for three episodes to air in the fall — the third being a tribute to the late Cory Monteith — and then a return at some point later in the TV season.
The FOX schedule for the fall looks to have a lot of Lovato. For the early part of its run, “Glee” will follow the “X Factor” results show on Thursdays.
“Glee” Season 5 will air Thursdays at 9pm, starting on Sept. 26.