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.

Filed under: Celebrities • television • X Factor

soundoff (14 Responses)
  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. suzie

    like i knew about this what 7 yrs ago..

    May 21, 2013 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  4. STM

    Happy for both ladies...

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

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

    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 |
  6. 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 |

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