Former Destiny Child member Kelly Rowland and singer Paulina Rubio are set to join the judging panel on The X Factor on it’s upcoming season. Kelly Rowland who is also currently working on a new solo album titled ‘Talk a Good Game,’ has just signed on to be a judge for the hit show. Kelly Rowland had appeared on the UK’s version and a source close to the show has said, “we have a lot of faith in her as a judge.”
Simon Cowell also seemed excited to have Kelly Rowland and Paulina on board as he took to twitter to tease about the new panel before the official announcement on Monday, “We start x factor auditions in Charleston on Tuesday. The new panel will be announced Monday. This is going to be an interesting show!”
Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio are replacing former judges Britney Spears and veteran music executive L.A. Reid who have both since exited the show. Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio will now join forces with Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato for the upcoming season The X Factor.
In a statement after the official announcement Simon Cowell said, “It’s taken more than a decade but I’m delighted to finally be on a panel with three girls (I think!). Paulina and Kelly both have great taste and massive experience in the music industry and together with Demi, this is going to be a fun panel. It just feels like the time to do something different.”
As for Kelly’s response to the news of her joining the hit show she said in a statement, “I am very excited to be reuniting with Simon Cowell and ‘The X Factor’ family. It feels great to be able to take this journey here at home in the States!”
Paulina Rubio is also excited to be joining the show as she said, “I can’t wait to find the next big music star here in America. I’m so thrilled to be part of the show as a judge. Simon, be careful what you wish for, let’s see if you are ready to handle me, empieza la fiesta, amigo!”