The queen of latin pop, Paulina Rubio and the godess of r&b Kelly Rowland have joined the judges panel for the third season of the X-Factor!
Rubio and Rowland will join pop superstar Demi Lovato and Mr. Mean aka Simon Cowell on the panel. For the first time in over ten years, Cowell will be joined by three females on a judging panel. Which should be quite interesting.
Cowell, had this to say about Rowland and Rubio joining the panel:
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 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, a current mentor on Telemundo’s hit series La Voz Kids had this to say:
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!
Mike Darnell, President, Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company released this statement:
We are thrilled that Kelly and Paulina are joining Demi on the panel this season, in what is sure to be a triple threat of talented and successful women against Simon week-to-week. This is an incredible panel of judges and we can’t wait for fans to see what’s in store for Season Three of THE X FACTOR.
Online auditions for X-Factor season three are currently underway. Live auditions kick-off tomorrow May 21st in Charleston, SC. For details on how to submit an online audition or how to audition in person visit the official X-Factor website, here.