Kelly Rowland Possibly Signing On As X Factor Judge
According to UK’s DailyMail, Rowland is in talks to replace exiting judges Britney Spears and L.A. Reid. Mexican pop star, Paulina Rubio is also in talks. Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato are returning to their judges seats next season.
It is being reported that the two potential judges are expected to officially announce their new gig in the coming weeks. Other sources told TMZ that things could be finalized as early as Monday. Rowland was a judge on the UK version of the X Factor, in 2011, but was recently let go.
Producers booted the singer after she allegedly flew back to the US to tend to her health. Producers felt that the singer should have stuck around to mentor her contestants in Britain. It was also reported that the singer allegedly wanted more money to return to the next season of the UK X Factor. Producers did not feel as if the singer was meshing well with the show.
The USA version of the show could prove to be a good fit for the singer, as she just recently released her song “Dirty Laundry” which has been met with a bit of judgment from fans, but opens up a whole new door of fame for the Destiny’s Child member. Fans and naysayers alike are at least paying attention to the singer.
An undisclosed source said , “Kelly knows the X Factor, she’s aware of what it takes to be a judge and she’s also outspoken.Simon has always remained a fan of Kelly’s and she’s most definitely in the mix to join the judging panel on X Factor USA.”
This could be just the boost that Rowland needs in the States.
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