Kelly Rowland And Paulina Rubio Confirmed For The X Factor Season 3

Fox has officially announced that The X Factor’s third season will be chock full of girl power. After rumors began circulating that former Destiny’s Child member and U.K. X Factor judge Kelly Rowland and Latina singer and actress Paulina Rubio would join the team, we guessed it wouldn’t be long before confirmation came down the pipeline. Both Rowland and Rubio will be joining the singing competition series as judges and mentors during the show’s third season, which will begin airing this fall.

Since audition production is set to kick-off in Charleston, South Carolina today, it’s no surprise that Fox and The X Factor producers would want to make sure they had the official judging panel in place. The one remaining male on the panel, veteran judge Simon Cowell, said in a statement that he is happy about having three ladies as mentors next season.

“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.”

During Season 2, The X Factor’s judging and mentoring group looked markedly different, with Britney Spears, L.A. Reid, Demi Lovato, and Cowell filling out the table. Cowell was a given for Season 3, and recently, Lovato announced she would be returning to the series, while Reid moved on to pursue other projects and Spears quit the series, as well. Additional changes are coming to the hosting portion of the series. While Mario Lopez will return, Khloe Kardashian will no longer be a part of The X Factor. That should bring you up to speed on what The X Factor's third season will look like, and hopefully, we’ll get some images of the new judges, soon!

Jessica Rawden
Managing Editor

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