Kelly & Paulina will join Simon Cowell & Demi Lovato on the judges’ panel this fall!
Ever since Britney Spears and L.A. Reid announced they wouldn’t be returning to The X Factor for its third season, the world has been clamoring to find out which celebs would take their seats — and now, we finally know! Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio have officially signed on to replace the exiting judges, Fox announced May 20.
Simon Cowell & Demi Lovato Announce Their Return
Demi Lovato confirmed her return March 28, releasing the following statement:
I am so excited to return as a judge and mentor on The X Factor. Last season was an unbelievable experience and I really enjoyed developing personal relationships with the contestants and the panel. I look forward to taking my previous experience and applying it to make this season even better!
And Simon Cowell, who was the only judge originally guaranteed to return, is thrilled to be keeping Demi on board:
I couldn’t be happier that Demi wants to come back this year. She’s a superstar in her own right and was a fantastic mentor last year. Even though she can be really, really annoying – I truly enjoyed working with her and so did the artists. I’m especially pleased she’s back, even during her world tour!
HollywoodLifers, do you approve of Kelly and Paulina as judges, or were there other possibilities you would have preferred? Drop a comment below with your response to this news!
— Andy Swift