Kelly Rowland, Paulina Rubio named to "X Factor" panel

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Singers Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio have "The X Factor." 

Fox confirmed reports about two joining Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato on the judges' panel Monday.  Cowell, who is a producer for the show, chimed in, saying, "It's taken more than a decade but I'm delighted to finally be on a panel with three girls (I think!)."  Cowell also praised Paulina and Kelly's "great taste" and "massive experience in the music industry."  

Rowland, who sat in as a judge on the U.K. version of the singing competition says she's very excited to be reuniting with Simon and "The X Factor" family.  The Destiny's Child singer added that it "feels great to be able to take this journey here at home in the states."  Rubio, who has served as a coach on "The Voice Mexico," says she loves "The X Factor" and jokingly warned Simon he should be careful what he wishes for in bringing her on board. 

Rowland and Rubio replace Britney Spears and L.A. Reid who both exited the show after the second season. The third season of "The X Factor" will premiere in September.  Shooting for the new season is scheduled to begin Tuesday with auditions in Charleston, South Carolina.  

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