According to EW.com, Rowland is in the process of closing a deal with the singing competition to host for the upcoming season. If everything goes according to plan, Rowland will join confirmed judges Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato in finding music stars. A fourth judge has not yet been determined.
The vacancies at the judges’ table come as the result of two of last season’s judges, Britney Spears and L.A. Reid. No fourth judge has been determined yet, but rumors indicate that Latin singer and actress Paulina Rubio may be a front-runner for the job.
Kelly Rowland came to prominence as an original member of Destiny’s Child, the girl group that launched the superstar career of Beyonce Knowles. While Rowland has not had quite as much fame as her old band-mate, she has done pretty well. In addition to a Grammy, Rowland performed at the Super Bowl last year (as part of a Destiny’s Child reunion) and has judged the UK version of “The X Factor” in that show’s Season 8.
Will Rowland make a good judge? That remains to be seen, but this is definitely a step in a good direction for the show.