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It’s Official: Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio Are New X Factor Judges

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By Michael Lewittes

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It’s official: Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio have been announced as new “X Factor” judges for season three.

The singers will sit on the panel alongside Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato.

Cowell said in a statement on Monday night, “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,” the show’s creator added.

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Both L.A. Reid and Britney Spears left the FOX music competition after its second season.

The singing competition begins season three production on Tuesday.

Rowland previously served as a judge with Cowell on the UK version of “X Factor” in 2011, while Rubio was a coach on Mexico’s “The Voice” in 2012.

What do you think of Rowland and Rubio as new “X Factor” judges?

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