Simon Cowell will be the lone male judge on the third season of 'X Factor,' confirming yesterday that Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio will join veteran judge Demi Lovato this fall.
Simon announced, “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.”
No stranger to the format, Kelly was a former judge on the UK version of the 'X Factor' series in 2011.
The Destiny's Child singer said, “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!”
Rubio will bring a Latin influence this season, “I love THE X FACTOR! 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!”
Rowland took the opportunity to tweet about the June release of her new album, "So excited to finally unveil my album cover for #TalkAGoodGame. Coming to a speaker near you June 18! Are you ready?!"
The new panelists replace former judges Britney Spears and L.A. Reid. What do you think?
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