Replacing Britney Spears and L.A. Reid on Fox’s The X Factor are Destiny’s Child member and “Motivation” singer, Kelly Rowland and Latin singer Paulina Rubio, joining Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato on the judge panel.
Simon released a statement Monday night, saying, “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.”
Rowland was a judge on the Britain’s version of X Factor in 2011 but left the following year, due to scheduling conflicts. “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, ” Kelly said.
Rubio has been nominated for Best Latin Pop Album at the Grammys twice. Her statement, “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!”
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