Simon Cowell has found his new judges. Fox announced today that Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio would be The X Factor for the show’s third season..
Rowland, a former member of the group Destiny’s Child, and Rowland, a Latin pop singer, will join Cowell and Demi Lovato on the judge’s panel when the third season airs next fall.
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.”
The X Factor has gone through several judges since its inception. Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger were fired after season one and L.A. Reid and Britney Spears left after season two. Lovato agreed to return for a third season, but Cowell had to rush to find two new judges.
Do you think Rowland and Rubio will be good judges for The X Factor? Rowland already has some reality show experience as she was part of the UK version of The X Factor.
Rowland said in a statement: “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 X Factor isn’t the only show that is going through some changes at the moment. American Idol recently lost Randy Jackson, and there are rumors that Fox will replace all of its judges before next season.