In what might come as no surprise to anyone who has been keeping up with the revolving door of judges on FOX, it looks like The X-Factor has finally confirmed that two new judges will be making their debut next season.
Taking the place of Britney Spears and mega-producer LA Reid will be Kelly Rowland and Mexican singer Paulina Rubio. Rowland is most known for being one-third of Destiny’s Child alongside Sasha Fierce herself, Beyonce while Rubio is mostly known for her volatile attitude.
This isn’t the first time that the show has gone through a renovation in the judges’ department. Before Spears and Reid joined the panel with Simon Cowell and pop star, Demi Lovato, Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger had the job, but due to lackluster rating, they were given the boot.
“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,” Simon Cowell said in a statement.
This isn’t the first time that Rowland will be taking a seat as a judge for The X-Factor; she made an appearance on The X-Factor UK back in 2011.