Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio join The X Factor USA

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21 May 2013

Simon Cowell appoints two new judges for the singing competition

Music producer Simon Cowell will be the thorn among the roses when The X Factor USA returns for its third season – the popular singing competition series will welcome Grammy award-winning artist Kelly Rowland and Mexican pop singer Paulina Rubio as judges.

Kelly first rose to fame as a member of Destiny’s Child, one of the world’s most successful girl groups. Together with the other two members, Beyoncé and Michelle Williams, Kelly has received 14 Grammy Award nominations and won three.

As a solo artist, Kelly has released three studio albums. Her much-anticipated upcoming CD, Talk a Good Game, will be released mid-June and features her newest single, Dirty Laundry.

Paulina Rubio (41) has sold more than 20 million records worldwide and is considered one of the most influential Latin artists. She’s released 10 studio albums and has had major hits in both English and Spanish.

“It’s taken more than a decade but I’m delighted to finally be on a panel with three girls – I think!” Simon said. “Paulina and Kelly both have great taste and massive experience in the music industry and together with Demi [Lovato], this is going to be a fun panel.”

And the new judges share the excitement. “I’m very excited to be reuniting with Simon Cowell and The X Factor family,” Kelly said. “It feels great to be able to take this journey here at home in the States!” The 32-year-old was also a judge on The X Factor in the UK.

“I love The X Factor! I can’t wait to find the next big music star here in America,” Paulina added. “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’re ready to handle me, empieza la fiesta, amigo [let’s get the party started, friend]!”

The X Factor format has created many stars, including Leona Lewis, One Direction, Olly Murs and Cher Lloyd. The show has aired in 191 countries and local versions have been commissioned in 41 territories.



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