Kelly Rowland & Paulina Rubio announced as X Factor US judges


Well, Simon Cowell did say he would announce the rest of his panel on Monday and he certainly didn’t disappoint.

Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio will join him and Demi Lovato on the panel.

Simon said in a statement: “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.”


I’m not surprised about Kelly because I thought she did a great job on the UK show and I reckon she will do really well this time around.


To be honest, I had no idea who Paulina Rubio! So let me fill you in: Paulina is a Mexican singer and actress who has been in the business since 1980s. She became known in America in 2000, when her sixth studio album, Paulina, sold two million copies. She is still an active singer and her last album, Brava!, reached no 2 in the US Latin charts in 2011.

I am surprised Simon didn’t pick someone more mainstream and well-known by everyone for the panel. I’m not really impressed with this year’s selection because we’ve had Kelly already and I don’t really know Paulina! In reality though, how was Simon going to top Britney Spears?!

I guess we have to watch to find out if he made the right choice!

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