Kelly Rowland, Paulina Rubio in talks for 'X Factor'
May 20th, 2013
10:10 AM ET

Kelly Rowland, Paulina Rubio in talks for 'X Factor'

Singer Kelly Rowland has been openly enthusiastic about judging "The X Factor" in the U.S., and it looks like she might soon get her chance.

According to several reports, the Destiny's Child crooner is in talks to join Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato at the judges' table when "X Factor" returns to Fox in the fall.

Along with Rowland, Cowell's reportedly also considering Latin songstress Paulina Rubio.

The two would succeed prior "X Factor" judges L.A. Reid and Britney Spears, who both departed the series at the end of its second season.

If Cowell does work something out with Rowland and Rubio, he'd be the lone gentleman among some experienced ladies. Along with Lovato, who's heading into her second season as a judge, Rowland and Rubio have also served in similar roles before. Rowland's a veteran of the U.K. version of "The X Factor," and Rubio was a coach on the second season of "La Voz ... Mexico."

The U.S. "X Factor" has gone through four judges and two hosts since its inception. Prior judges Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul were dismissed after the singing competition's first season, along with the first season host, Steve Jones. Since then, the second season host Khloe Kardashian, who led the program along with Mario Lopez, has also parted ways with the program.

We'll find out soon enough if these two will be the newest judges to step aboard, as Cowell has tweeted that the new panel will be announced today.


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    "Mark my word, if and when these preachers get control of the [Republican] party, and they're sure trying to do so, it's going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can't and won't compromise. I know, I've tried to deal with them."

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