After days of speculating whether Cheryl Cole will come back to the British X-Factor and if someone will be squeezed out to make way for the Girls Aloud star, the hoopla has finally been sorted, as ITV have officially confirmed that Kelly Rowland and Tulisa Contostavlos will be judges on this year’s X-Factor.
The former Destiny’s Child star and N-Dubz singer will join Take That’s Gary Barlow and only remaining original judge Louis Walsh, on the British reality talent show, which starts filming this Wednesday.
Peter Fincham, ITV Director of Television, said the judges have the ”experience right across the music business to pick the stars of the future. As multi-million selling artists, songwriters and pop masterminds, Gary, Tulisa, Kelly and Louis have huge breadth of appeal with our audience.”
Well, a huge congrats to both Kelly and Tulisa. This year’s X-Factor is going to be VERY different, but change is good. American Idol lost Simon Cowell last year, and since replacing the sharp-tongued Brit with singers Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, the show is actually doing even better than before.