Back in April we anxiously reported on swirling speculations that Kelly Rowland was being courted by Fox to join the panel of judges on Simon Cowell’s X Factor. We’re thrilled to report that Rowland will officially be appearing as a judge on the musically competitive television program this fall. According to CBS, singer Paulina Rubio will also be joining the panel. Cowell shared the news Monday night.
“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, the outspoken English A&R expressed.
Rowland, who is no stranger to X Factor, as she appeared as a judge on the show in the U.K., seems to be equally thrilled about joining the team.
“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!” the “Kisses Down Low” singer said in a statement.
Rubio also chimed in, expressing her excitement.
”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!”
This is a great look for Rowland, who’s latest album, Talk a Good Game is slated to be released June 18th.
Way to go, Kelly!
What do you think of Kelly’s new gig?