Kelly Rowland Signs On as ‘X Factor’ Judge

Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland is coming to a television near you. The Grammy-winning singer has officially signed on as a judge for the U.S. edition of “The X Factor.”

Fox announced today that Kelly will join the singing competition when it returns for its third season this fall. She will grab a seat alongside returning judges Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato, along with Latina pop star Paulina Rubio.

“I am very excited to be reuniting with Simon Cowell and ‘The X Factor’ family,” said the Destiny’s Child diva, who was previously a judge on the show’s U.K. edition. “It feels great to be able to take this journey here at home in the States!”

Simon Cowell added, “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.”

In addition to her new gig, Kelly will hit the road with The-Dream on the “Lights Out” tour starting May 23 and release her fourth solo album Talk a Good Game on June 18.



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26 Comments

  1. Kemar

    I’m so happy for her! She’s been working hard and GOD has been blessing her. Good luck Kelly! Can’t wait to see you this fall on my TV every week.

    To the haters, shut the hell up. Your negativity is not needed nor will it change anything.

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    WE LOVE YOU KELLY!!! Reply:

    @Kemar, OMGGGGGGGGGGGG So EXCITEDDDDDDDDD!!!

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  2. Ivan

    So ….. she left the UK version ….. only to join the USA version? Gotcha.

    Cowell & Rubio should will be great. Kelly will be decent but Lovato has to go.

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    Beauty Queen Reply:

    @Ivan, decent? You obviously don’t know her!!!

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  3. TrinaFan

    Love me some Kelly! Get it girl… New show, new album! Can’t wait for the album btw.

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  4. ch...

    who’s Paulina Rubio tho … anyway Congrats Kelly !! xo

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  5. JB

    So happy for Kelly!

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  6. Geo

    Congratz to Kelly, but I really think she should just focus on her album! Last time she couldn’t really promote Here I Am because of X-Factor UK…. But Hey Kelly Get Your Money!

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  7. Leo

    So happy for Kelly! She will be a great judge, just as she was on X Factor UK.

    Join Kelly Rowland group on Facebook:
    groups/kellyrowlandbrasil/

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  8. Lexx_Janay

    yeeesssssssss get your coins girl!!!!

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  9. n easy

    Fuck all these hoes I think you should get off the cocaine and don’t laugh at your shoeupppp game and say fuck being a jufge what’s happening in the young jigga news
    Hi haters they after who icey?

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  10. n easy

    What

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    n easy Reply:

    @n easy, screw then x factor hoes

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  11. n easy

    Nah its still f*ck you rap up hoes

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  12. doit

    YES Kelly!!!!!!!!

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  13. Kate

    Happy for kelly she is my girl

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  14. Jay-Me

    It’s official, Kelly Rowland is winning! Very happy for her.

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  15. why ask

    The show will NOW be cancelled after this season. They cant seem to pick the right judges to save their lives. Also it doesnt help that the show is over produced.

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  16. Jay

    Awesome!!! Good for Kelly!!!! :)

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  18. georgia23

    That’s a GOOD look for Kelly and the show. But Paulina Rubio? Ehh… I know they could’ve found a better replacement for LA. To people saying it’s going to be cancelled after this season, I don’t think so. It would have to be an ENORMOUS trainwreck for that to happen. The show pulls in a great number of viewers, it just doesn’t pull as many of some of the other talent competitions. But it’s not expensive to produce these shows in comparison to sitcoms so, they’re not going to cancel it because the ratings didn’t stack up in comparison to “The Voice” or any other show… YET.

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  19. sandy

    what a sexy ash i want to suck her ash & like to lick her ash yummyyyyy

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