X Factor’s New Judges

Factor’s New Judges
Sources close to the show have confirmed to E! News that former Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland and Mexican singer Paulina Rubio are in final talks to join The X Factor. Fox is not commenting on the news but it seems likely to be true as the new season of the reality singing competition is set to begin auditions tomorrow in Charleston, N.C. Assuming the deals are finalized as expected, Rowland and Rubio will fill the seats left empty by Britney Spears and L.A. Reid. Sources have also dished that Fox is moving away from casting megastars like Britney Spears in favor of somewhat lesser-known artists who already have experience on similar series. Rowland served as a judge on the eighth season of the UK version of The X Factor, and Rubio served as a judge on La Voz…Mexico. She also has been tapped as a judge for Telemundo’s La Voz Kids. Specifically a source close to the show said “Rowland was on the highest-rated UK season. We have a lot of faith in her as a judge.”