Kelly Rowland joins Demi Lovato on The X Factor USA

21/05/13

Kelly Rowland

Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland has confirmed that she will join the judging panel for the next series of The X Factor USA.

She will star alongside Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell who have already signed on to the show.

"It's taken more than a decade but I'm delighted to finally be on a panel with three girls (I think!)," said Simon Cowell who also produces the series.

The fourth judge has also been named as Latin pop star, Paulina Rubio.

Paulina Rubio
Image caption Paulina Rubio has sold over 20 million pop records

"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," added Simon.

"It just feels like the time to do something different."

Previously Kelly Rowland has featured on the British version of The X Factor, alongside judges including Louis Walsh and Tulisa.

"I am very excited to be reuniting with Simon Cowell and The X Factor family," she said.

"It feels great to be able to take this journey here at home in the States!"

She recently reunited with her Destiny's Child co-stars, Beyonce and Michelle Williams, to perform at this year's Super Bowl half time show.

Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell
Image caption Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell will star on The X Factor USA judging panel

Paulina Rubio has sold more than 20 million records and been nominated twice at the Grammy Awards for best Latin pop album.

Auditions for the third series of the show open on 15 June.

The programme will be aired on Fox in the US, during the autumn.

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