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Kelly Rowland NEARS X Factor Deal! New Judges Panel To Be Announced MONDAY!

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This is just so, SO EXCITING!

Although the only two folks confirmed to be returning to the X Factor judges panel for the reality competition's upcoming third season are Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato, it appears that this will all change on Monday afternoon - as that's when the two latest recruits will be announced!

Simon took to Twitter early this morning to reveal:

And it certainly sounds like it will be, especially if the latest speculation turns out to be true!

Remember when we reported that Kelly Rowland was in serious negotiations to join the series?

Insiders are now confirming that the former Destiny's Child starlet is thisclose to finalizing her deal, which means she'll be bringing her past experience on the X Factor UK across the pond to us!

Which means that if everything goes as planned, and recently-speculated Paulina Rubio also ends up in one of the coveted seats, we'll be watching Simon face off against three very FEROSH, talented ladies this fall!

What do U think?! Who else is PSYCHED?!

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25 comments to “Kelly Rowland NEARS X Factor Deal! New Judges Panel To Be Announced MONDAY!”

  1. Kemar (@S_C_Jr on Twit says – reply to this


    Yesssss! I'm so excited for her. She will do a great job. Much love and positivity to you, Kelly!

  2. 2

    Kelly who? she's D-list. Bridesmaid never the bride. Nobody gonna tune in for her. Truth is this show just aint working in the US and never will do. Its overproduced and contrived plus the Voice got on US air first with the mentor thing even though XF created it first. The big mistake was letting the voice get to air first.

  3. Alshakirr says – reply to this


    Kelly is A list and she will do a great job and people will be looking to see her song and who she will fight with smh to the lady that said she was a D list she's looks like somebody who likes keyshia cole dumb bitch D list are for kids -___-

  4. Sarah says – reply to this


    Boring! I wish Britney was coming back. Not on my radar to tune in for the next season, Britney was the only reason I watched it last season. The singing competitions are getting old.

  5. 5

    i love Kelly, but she is D-List. just as D-List as Nicole Scherzinger/Paula Abdul/Demi Lovato/etc, so its fine

  6. 6

    I want Simon to have PINK as a judge on the show!! why cant anybody think of her?!! she is hard rock))) and Id like to see another male judge not all women and Simon..

  7. matt says – reply to this



  8. chillin says – reply to this


    A "d list" who's worth more than all of you pathetic people combined who sit behind the computer and judge people all day…in other words..GET A LIFE! Kelly will do great!

  9. 9

    anyone they hire will most likely better than Britney ever was. Britney was a horrible judge and very robotic.

  10. 10

    Is this lame old show still on the air? Seriously?

  11. jet says – reply to this


    Pink was announced before that all 3 shows, the voice, Idol and X-factor was recruiting her but she all slammed the proposals.

  12. Alshakirr says – reply to this


    Kelly will always be better then the old people on the show Kelly is an A list bad Bitch so suck a Dick or Look at Kelly Rowland Take Over your Tvs 😜😘😉

  13. Steph says – reply to this


    Yesssss!!!!!!!!! I will be tuning in to see her! Go Kelly!!!

  14. Nadia says – reply to this


    Kelly is so amazing, gorgeous and interesting. I can't wait.

  15. 15

    Kelly Rowland would be good for the show. No, she is not A-List, and thats actually a good thing. When American Idol started in 2002 Paula Abdul wasn't A-List either, in fact she hadn't had a hit in over 10 years when it started. People were not focused on who the judges were, they were focused on the talent. These shows need to go back to that. So while Kelly Rowland isn't A-List, she'd probably make a great judge/mentor and it would help focus the shift back on the talent and not "OMG the almighty Britney Spears is a judge!", and she ended being a very bland and boring judge/mentor that offered nothing to the show. I like Britney Spears, but it just wasn't her thing. Simon, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and another guy would make a good panel. And please make this years panel stick, the reason the show has not done well is because they've been unable to keep a consistent judging panel. Same with American Idol in recent years.

  16. 16

    Re: jet – Yeah, Pink is too busy on the road touring. She's making too much money being a top tour act to go on one of these shows. They would not be able to offer her more than what she makes now. I think Pink would make a good judge, however I don't think she has any genuine interest in it either. I think Pink and Simon could have a very Paula and Simon on screen chemistry with the love/hate relationship - but I think it would be even more entertaining with Pink because she is feisty. It won't happen though. Pink is headed in the same direction as Madonna as far as touring, and that's a great direction to be going in.

  17. Demi Rocks says – reply to this


    ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Demi lovato is NOT D-list especially to every single teen alive.

  18. 18

    God, just let the show die….it has just become sad pretending that changing out judges is making the show exciting as you all advertise who might be on the panel and who won't. NO ONE CARES!!!!

  19. jen says – reply to this


    Re: Demi Rocks – yea demi isn't a d list more of a c/b list.

  20. dddff says – reply to this


    Re: Sarah – There is nothing A list about Kelly.

  21. 21

    i still wont watch… the only judge whose opinion is worth anything is simon

  22. Steven says – reply to this


    Paulina Rubio??????? Outside of the Spanish speaking…. Who the f@@k knows anything about her? This is a second rate show with second or third rate judges.

  23. akey says – reply to this


    Kelly Rowland will do a fantastic job. She did a great job on Xfactor UK and many people seemed to like her. AND FOR ALL OF YOU SHOUTING "but she's a D-LIST celeb"

    Did picking A- list celebs work for American Idol?

    I will definitely tune in if Kelly is the judge.

  24. san diego guy says – reply to this


    All you have to do is check youtube or download Xtra Factor UK episodes and watch a little. Kelly Rowland did great work and was received well on the UK X Factor. Irregardless of perceived celeb status, Kelly will bring "A" game as a judge.

  25. anonymous says – reply to this


    I think vocal coaches would make great judges. One of the names come to mind is Betty wright.