Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Kelly Rowland To Join UK X Factor

Kelly Rowland

And the drama continues.....  Kelly Rowland is one of the new judges for UK X Factor.   She has officially signed and will join them for their eighth season.  Cheryl Cole was officially booted from the US version and was rumored to be returning to the UK version of X Factor, but according to the official announcement from ITV's Press center, Cheryl Cole seems to be out.  Oh well!

In the statement released by ITV yesterday the former Destiny's Child star said: 'I am so excited to join The X Factor UK and be able to spend time in one of my favourite places in the world.
'The music coming out of the UK right now is incredible with artists like Adele, Jessie J and James Blake, so I’m confident this season of The X Factor will give me opportunity to hear a few diamonds in the rough. 
'Being a judge is never easy, but I promise to be as sternly honest as I can and also encourage everyone who crosses the stage. I can't wait to meet the world’s next superstar!'

It was noted that Cheryl Cole's exit (as well as Dannii Minogue's) from the X Factor franchise was completely glossed over.
A quote from Simon Cowell simply said: 'These four are totally up for it, each of them bring a different attitude. They have had a ton of hits between them and they are all committed to finding a star. I have a feeling Louis and Tulisa will have slightly different points of view as to what the next star should look and sound like!'
ITV’s Director of Television, Peter Fincham, meanwhile said in the statement: 'As multi-million selling artists, songwriters and pop masterminds, Gary, Tulisa, Kelly and Louis have huge breadth of appeal with our audience and the ability to engage both the UK’s next generation of music talent as well as ITV’s viewers.'

Congrats and good luck Kelly!  You'll need it to keep from getting the boot next season!


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