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Kelly Rowland, Paulina Rubio to join Simon Cowell on 'The X Factor'

May 20, 2013|By Scott Collins
  • Paulina Rubio will join the judges table on "The X Factor."
Paulina Rubio will join the judges table on "The X Factor." (Gustavo Caballero / Getty…)

It's official: Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio will be the new judges on Fox's "The X Factor" this fall.

That means that executive producer Simon Cowell will have to represent for the y chromosome. He'll be the only male left on the panel, now that L.A. Reid is gone. Demi Lovato will return to fill the fourth judging slot of the singing contest. 

"It's taken more than a decade, but I'm delighted to finally be on a panel with three girls (I think!)," Cowell said in a statement. "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."

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Rowland -- who rose to fame as a member of Destiny's Child -- and Latin music star Rubio were the presumptive choices in recent weeks, but Fox didn't confirm the news until late Monday.

What do you think of Rowland and Rubio coming on board?

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