Kelly Rowland, Paulina Rubio join 'X Factor'
May 21st, 2013
10:39 AM ET

Kelly Rowland, Paulina Rubio join 'X Factor'

Simon Cowell's "X Factor" is back at full capacity.

As reports suggested, Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio are the Fox competition's two new judges. Rubio and Rowland will team up with Cowell and returning judge Demi Lovato when "X Factor" begins its third season this fall.

“It’s taken more than a decade, but I’m delighted to finally be on a panel with three girls (I think!)," Cowell said in a statement. "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.”

Singer Rowland, who came to fame as part of Destiny's Child and has since broken out into a solo career, has previously judged the U.K. version of "X Factor" and said "it feels great to be able to take this journey here at home in the States!”

Mexican singer/actress Rubio, who's previously participated in Mexico's edition of "The Voice," said she's "thrilled" to tackle the U.S. competition on "X Factor."

“I love 'The X Factor'!" Rubio said in a statement. "I can’t wait to find the next big music star here in America ... Simon, be careful what you wish for, let’s see if you are ready to handle me, empieza la fiesta, amigo!”

Rowland and Rubio replace prior judges L.A. Reid and Britney Spears, who departed the show after its second season.


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  1. Dee

    The Xfactor must be desperate for anyone to judge on their show, Paulina Rubio is the kind of singer who just stomps around on stage and screams she is not a singer, actress or anything in my book. Simon could have done much better
    than that.

    May 24, 2013 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  2. What a talent in the industry

    Kelly Rowland will do well plus she has tons of experience with Destiny's child.

    May 23, 2013 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  3. WRECK IT ALL...I AIN'T NO NIG BEETCH

    SIZE 16 ADELE GOT 5 GRAMMYS WHAT YOU GOT...THEFTIE
    WRECK DAN'S BLOGS DAZ IT.
    SHE IS PERMITTED TO HACK, MAKE FUN OF PEOPLES IQ AND CALL THEM LOSERS
    F-CK YOU BEETCH...COME TALK TOO BE SOCIAL SECURITY HACKER.

    May 22, 2013 at 8:21 am | Report abuse | Reply

    May 22, 2013 at 8:25 am | Report abuse | Reply
    WE'LL HELPYOU
    NOJ SAID==IGNORE HER...SHE HAS ENUFF WRONG IN HER LIFE.
    THANKS

    May 22, 2013 at 5:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
    RAT WI 1
    COMPUTER ROOM MACHINES....THANKS.

    May 22, 2013 at 5:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
    MOTORED IN ALL NIGHT...IGNORE HER

    May 22, 2013 at 5:35 am | Report abuse | Reply
    Wasted Work On Something I know...
    Kelly is a talent far that nonone was ever aware of.

    May 21, 2013 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    Bro4567 – need "expertise"
    what do we do about people who hack into phone conversations without permission...

    May 21, 2013 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    Salman
    PAULINA???, She is a airhead and have nothing to aport to the show, she will be one more nail in the show's coffin

    May 21, 2013 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    AS USUAL–IGNORABLE...
    BYE ALL

    May 21, 2013 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    Alucard
    nice little man-snot magnets there

    May 21, 2013 at 8:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
    M.A.P.
    I love Kelly Rowland. She's way better than Beyonce.

    May 21, 2013 at 6:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
    Julian
    I love Kelly Rowland, she was amazing during her x factor uk stint. she is funny, bubbly. looking forward to x factor us. pls let her be the judge.

    May 21, 2013 at 4:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
    Alvarez
    I'd like to rub corn niblet infused stink nuggets into their foreheads.

    May 21, 2013 at 12:10 am | Report abuse | Reply
    tracie
    OK DOES ANYBODY KNOW IF THESE GIRLS LIKE THEIR BUTTS LICKED? I LOVE BROWN GIRLS.

    May 20, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    All girls like their butts licked
    figuratively and literally. Thanks

    May 20, 2013 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    Alvarez
    I don't know but I understand they both enjoy eating corn.

    May 21, 2013 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
    Pedos Rata
    Never heard of either one of 'em. I'd like to see both of them naked before I make a judgement call, one way or the other.

    May 20, 2013 at 11:50 am | Report abuse | Reply
    Palinwit is a kook
    enuff already

    May 20, 2013 at 11:15 am | Report abuse | Reply
    SELINA33
    … Unbelievable....Wow… My friend Emily has just married to a handsome wealthy black man. They met through ~~~ ~~InterràcìalFìshes.Çoм ~~ ~ ~~A Serious interracial dating forr black & white single sseeking interracial relationships, friendships, dating ,love and more.. So, if you want to look for people with which you can date, you are at the right place.You can meet(lawyers,busy professionals, benefactors. models, celebrities, etc….)If you are single, perhaps you can have a try.

    May 20, 2013 at 11:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
    O. R. Gasm
    /spLOOOOOOOOOGGGGE!

    May 20, 2013 at 10:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
    Second!

    May 20, 2013 at 10:29 am | Report abuse | Reply
    palintwit
    "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."

    -Barry Goldwater

    May 20, 2013 at 10:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
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    May 22, 2013 at 7:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
    NOJ SAID==IGNORE HER...SHE HAS ENUFF WRONG IN HER LIFE.
    THANKS

    May 22, 2013 at 5:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
    RAT WI 1
    COMPUTER ROOM MACHINES....THANKS.

    May 22, 2013 at 5:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
    MOTORED IN ALL NIGHT...IGNORE HER

    May 22, 2013 at 5:35 am | Report abuse | Reply
    Wasted Work On Something I know...
    Kelly is a talent far that nonone was ever aware of.

    May 21, 2013 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    Bro4567 – need "expertise"
    what do we do about people who hack into phone conversations without permission...

    May 22, 2013 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  4. suzie

    like i knew about this what 7 yrs ago..

    May 21, 2013 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  5. KELLY HAS LARGE BREASTS... GOOD FOR WHOEVER WANTS THEM

    May 21, 2013 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  6. between u and i he's my boo bie too..hahahaha

    thanks

    May 21, 2013 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Rubio, oh Rubio, show us thy boobios

    thanks.

    May 21, 2013 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Boo? so we are clear and she's desperate...never said a word kay?

    -

    May 21, 2013 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  9. Boo? so we are clear and she's depserate...never said a word kay?

    May 21, 2013 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  10. LUCYIE22

    Wow… Unbelievable.. My friend Emily has just married to a handsome wealthy black manThey met through ~~MìхedMàtchìng.Çoм ~~Serious interracial dating is an ideal platform for afro romance for black & white singles. So, if you want to look for people with which you can date, you are at the right place.You can meet(lawyers,busy professionals, benefactors. models, celebrities, etc….)If you are single, perhaps you can have a try.

    May 21, 2013 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
    • that's not unbelievable

      We hear about Emily's black c0ck adventures EVERY day.

      May 21, 2013 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  11. STM

    Happy for both ladies...

    May 21, 2013 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  12. M.A.P.

    I don't know what smores are. I assume it's some kind of food!? And yes... very off topic.
    Poop.

    May 21, 2013 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
    • palintwit

      S'mores are melted marshmallows and chocolate. Sarah Palin feels it's the perfect gift for tornado victims who lost their homes.

      May 21, 2013 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
    • i helped blog leader----

      she just sent a huge box this morning all for cvs tons of shampoos, tampons, kotex, deodrents, shaving creams, razors and a ton of stuff shippout too oklahoma......has anyone done anything from the blogging world for these people?

      May 21, 2013 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Exactly

      yeah, to HELL with FEMA and goverment bailouts - let them eat s'mores!

      Way to go, Tea Party/GOP. You know what's best for the country!

      May 21, 2013 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
    • i have learned so much in these last 10 minutes...

      have a good day everyone.

      May 21, 2013 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      Melted Marshmellows and chocolate!? Americans eat some crazy and delicious foods, i want to try it, maybe ask palin to send me one? Just tell her I'm a starving conservative from a very white country hahaha!

      May 21, 2013 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  13. palintwit

    Off topic, but I just heard that Sarah Palin is on her way to Moore, Oklahoma to personally deliver a platter of s'mores to the tornado victims. That woman certainly knows just what to do in a crisis. Which is why she would make an excellent POTUS.

    May 21, 2013 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  14. Alvarez

    You deserve to have poop smeared on your face.

    May 21, 2013 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  15. M.A.P.

    That's so cute! I bet the posts are all smelly now!

    May 22, 2013 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  16. FELON CALL ME LOWER THEN LOHAN AND MINAJ

    SIZE 16 ADELE GOT 5 GRAMMYS WHAT YOU GOT...THEFTIE
    WRECK DAN'S BLOGS DAZ IT.
    SHE IS PERMITTED TO HACK, MAKE FUN OF PEOPLES IQ AND CALL THEM LOSERS
    F-CK YOU BEETCH...COME TALK TOO BE SOCIAL SECURITY HACKER.

    May 22, 2013 at 8:21 am | Report abuse | Reply

    May 22, 2013 at 8:25 am | Report abuse | Reply
    WE'LL HELPYOU
    NOJ SAID==IGNORE HER...SHE HAS ENUFF WRONG IN HER LIFE.
    THANKS

    May 22, 2013 at 5:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
    RAT WI 1
    COMPUTER ROOM MACHINES....THANKS.

    May 22, 2013 at 5:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
    MOTORED IN ALL NIGHT...IGNORE HER

    May 22, 2013 at 5:35 am | Report abuse | Reply
    Wasted Work On Something I know...
    Kelly is a talent far that nonone was ever aware of.

    May 21, 2013 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    Bro4567 – need "expertise"
    what do we do about people who hack into phone conversations without permission...

    May 21, 2013 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    Salman
    PAULINA???, She is a airhead and have nothing to aport to the show, she will be one more nail in the show's coffin

    May 21, 2013 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    AS USUAL–IGNORABLE...
    BYE ALL

    May 21, 2013 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    Alucard
    nice little man-snot magnets there

    May 21, 2013 at 8:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
    M.A.P.
    I love Kelly Rowland. She's way better than Beyonce.

    May 21, 2013 at 6:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
    Julian
    I love Kelly Rowland, she was amazing during her x factor uk stint. she is funny, bubbly. looking forward to x factor us. pls let her be the judge.

    May 21, 2013 at 4:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
    Alvarez
    I'd like to rub corn niblet infused stink nuggets into their foreheads.

    May 21, 2013 at 12:10 am | Report abuse | Reply
    tracie
    OK DOES ANYBODY KNOW IF THESE GIRLS LIKE THEIR BUTTS LICKED? I LOVE BROWN GIRLS.

    May 20, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    All girls like their butts licked
    figuratively and literally. Thanks

    May 20, 2013 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    Alvarez
    I don't know but I understand they both enjoy eating corn.

    May 21, 2013 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
    Pedos Rata
    Never heard of either one of 'em. I'd like to see both of them naked before I make a judgement call, one way or the other.

    May 20, 2013 at 11:50 am | Report abuse | Reply
    Palinwit is a kook
    enuff already

    May 20, 2013 at 11:15 am | Report abuse | Reply
    SELINA33
    … Unbelievable....Wow… My friend Emily has just married to a handsome wealthy black man. They met through ~~~ ~~InterràcìalFìshes.Çoм ~~ ~ ~~A Serious interracial dating forr black & white single sseeking interracial relationships, friendships, dating ,love and more.. So, if you want to look for people with which you can date, you are at the right place.You can meet(lawyers,busy professionals, benefactors. models, celebrities, etc….)If you are single, perhaps you can have a try.

    May 20, 2013 at 11:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
    O. R. Gasm
    /spLOOOOOOOOOGGGGE!

    May 20, 2013 at 10:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
    Second!

    May 20, 2013 at 10:29 am | Report abuse | Reply
    palintwit
    "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."

    -Barry Goldwater

    May 20, 2013 at 10:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
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    May 22, 2013 at 7:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
    NOJ SAID==IGNORE HER...SHE HAS ENUFF WRONG IN HER LIFE.
    THANKS

    May 22, 2013 at 5:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
    RAT WI 1
    COMPUTER ROOM MACHINES....THANKS.

    May 22, 2013 at 5:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
    MOTORED IN ALL NIGHT...IGNORE HER

    May 22, 2013 at 5:35 am | Report abuse | Reply
    Wasted Work On Something I know...
    Kelly is a talent far that nonone was ever aware of.

    May 21, 2013 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    Bro4567 – need "expertise"
    what do we do about people who hack into phone conversations without permission...

    May 22, 2013 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |

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