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Fox confirms Rubio and Rowland will be 'X Factor' judges

Latin singer Paulina Rubio performs on stage during the 2013 Billboard Latin Music Awards at the BankUnited Center, Coral Gables, Florida on April 25, 2013. UPI/Gary I Rothstein
Latin singer Paulina Rubio performs on stage during the 2013 Billboard Latin Music Awards at the BankUnited Center, Coral Gables, Florida on April 25, 2013. UPI/Gary I Rothstein | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, May 21 (UPI) -- Fox says singers Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio will join Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato at the judges' table for Season 3 of the U.S. version of "The X Factor."

Rowland and Rubio will replace outgoing panelists Britney Spears and L.A. Reid.

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"It's taken more than a decade but I'm delighted to finally be on a panel with three girls [I think!,]" Cowell, who is also an executive producer on the show, said in a statement Monday.

"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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