Report: ‘X Factor USA’ Courting Kelly Rowland?

Kelly Rowland‘s run on the X Factor UK had several highs, yet a number of lows — the latter of which saw the Destiny’s Child diva leave the show in 2011.

However, if new reports are to be believed, the ‘Kisses Down Low’ singer may be set to return to the talent-search – this time on home soil.

Details after the jump…

According to The Daily Mail, Ms. Kelly is actively in the mix to take up one of the spots left on The X Factor USA judging panel which were recently vacated by departing stars L.A Reid and Britney Spears.

Sources close the national paper added:

“Kelly knows the X Factor, she’s aware of what it takes to be a judge and she’s also outspoken. Simon (Cowell) has always remained a fan of Kelly’s and she’s most definitely in the mix to join the judging panel on X Factor USA.”

Another name also in the running is Ne-Yo, who was suggestively coy when That Grape Juice questioned him on the topic earlier this year.


As tired as the TV singing show format has become, their ratings prove that they’re not (yet) putting viewers to sleep. Hence, any such role for Kelly would be an amazing look given the vast audience shows like this command and the platform they provide for a still-rising act like her. This is one decision we’d love to see come to fruition.

Watch Rowland rock the stage on The X Factor UK below…

Your thoughts?



  1. April 16, 2013 at 8:18 pm
    Mother Monster says:

    Oh hell no

    • April 16, 2013 at 11:47 pm
      FAN says:

      please shut it.

  2. April 16, 2013 at 8:20 pm
    Tash says:

    She did a great job on X Factor UK, so shes definitely suited for this.

  3. April 16, 2013 at 8:21 pm
    Rita is Queen says:

    Ugh hated her on xfactor UK … So no thanks

  4. April 16, 2013 at 8:27 pm
    TheRowlandStone says:

    B**** Shut Up I can’t tell y’all haters y’all post b4 the Stans do

  5. April 16, 2013 at 8:28 pm
    You Mad? says:

    This will be a good look for her as long as she doesn’t stop promoting Talk a Good Game like how she did Here I Am.

    • April 16, 2013 at 8:39 pm
      i slay says:

      what is talk a good game… b**** which planete are u inn?

  6. April 16, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Kelly please dont do it. Your new album needs heavy promotion. Dont ruin it. You still need to do a major tour too.

    • April 16, 2013 at 8:38 pm
      jamie says:

      performing at busch gardens is not a major tour…….

      • April 16, 2013 at 9:55 pm
        the voice says:

        lol, exactly.

        It’s not like she is selling albums or anything…. this is a good look for her cuz she has personality.

        Xfactor judges can still put out albums after the show season ends every December.

        She only needs to do a 10 or 15 date tour anyway…. she aint Beyonce or Taylor.

  7. April 16, 2013 at 8:29 pm
    sonya says:

    omg just cancel that flop ass show already!! they could put jesus on the panel and still nobody would watch.

    • April 16, 2013 at 8:41 pm
      i slay says:

      fool dont come jesus because u are about to rot in hell fire.

      • April 16, 2013 at 8:48 pm
        jamie says:

        f*** jesus!

  8. April 16, 2013 at 8:32 pm
    cali says:

    U better werk kelly

  9. April 16, 2013 at 8:35 pm
    rita jackson says:

    clearly she is taking demi’s spot not britney’s cuz she is not a ratings draw. im not a hater just being real.

  10. April 16, 2013 at 8:36 pm
    King B>Rihanna says:

    i’m here for a good eye candy.

  11. April 16, 2013 at 8:38 pm
    Jay Jay says:

    She should of been on the Xfactor USA from the beginning not Nicole. I’m here for this

  12. April 16, 2013 at 8:39 pm
    vivian says:

    Kelly won personality Of The year award for her judging on UK Xfactor. Her home country might actually get her personality more than the overseas viewers! Plus kellys is the most honest, humble and down to earth person there is in music today. Hopefully this time she will balance her music and the show better that was the only problem I saw.

  13. April 16, 2013 at 8:42 pm
    Queenposh says:

    Well it’s high time people see how big her personality is ! She is sweet , fun , flirty and mostly very intelligent and creative and constructive critism judge ! Judge Kelly for xfactor 2013.. Paying for expensive britnrt who is boring is pointless

  14. April 16, 2013 at 8:42 pm
    christinastherealtalent says:

    she deserves to be on there more than demi lovato.

  15. April 16, 2013 at 8:52 pm
    Suicide Blonde says:

    I honestly like her and the other girl of Destiny’s W****, she seems to be a good person, she always smile and looks sincere, i just don’t like the whole Beyonce worship, she should stop kissing her ass….She shines on her own IMO.

    • April 16, 2013 at 9:23 pm
      RG2 says:

      Destiny’s W****, really? why take it out on the entire group LOL?

    • April 17, 2013 at 5:11 am
      POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) says:

      you are easy to be impressed then…. ?

      I like her too , but i don’t see her shining , or better yet , when i manage to see her shining , “someone” release something and overshadows her for the rest of her budding era.
      she won’t let her shine EVER, did you see the SB ? with her mic ‘ down low’ ?!! LMFAO

  16. April 16, 2013 at 9:16 pm
    kiss of life says:

    Why isn’t she promoting Kisses Down Low?

    • April 17, 2013 at 5:09 am
      POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) says:

      she forgot she released it.

  17. April 16, 2013 at 10:38 pm
    TheJustinLife says:

    Kelly plus Neyo as judges would be fire. American Idol has three black judges and the show is doing fine. So who not have two black judges on X factor. random note Roci need to take khloe’s job

  18. April 16, 2013 at 10:42 pm
    Angela Wesley says:

    Kelly brought a large US audience to the X factor UK,
    but the feud with Delouse and the blackish it uncomfortable for Kelly to stay there. Britney
    stated off as a good judge but later became
    boring. Demi shouldn’t have even been on the
    show in the first pace.

  19. April 17, 2013 at 12:54 am
    Lovebird (I'm legit) says:

    LMAO she failed to do her job in the UK, she was ghetto and was mentoring and defending a bully, this is a horrible choice. Jennifer Lopez would be a better pick.

    • April 17, 2013 at 6:39 am
      chillin says:

      yet she won tv personality of the year…I think you failed with this comment

    • April 22, 2013 at 4:52 am
      Shut Up says:

      Shut The Hell up
      thats incorrect, if you dont know what goes on behind the scene the sit the hell down cuz u jus hatin fo no reason
      your so called Better Pick cant sing like kelly but she does know how to be a cougar though
      but hey u dont see me complaining bout her saggy ass

      SO lovebird( I’M FAKE)

  20. April 17, 2013 at 5:07 am

    her next era just got BOMBED, we all know how this gonna end.

  21. April 17, 2013 at 8:52 am
    Savannah says:

    Kelly doesn’t care about her music career. Even Fantasia is out promoting her album!

  22. April 17, 2013 at 9:11 am
    Ny says:

    Jamie,please don’t destin your soul to hell trying make a point by speaking evil in Jesus name. You might think its “cool” now but trust and believe you will regret those words one day, that was the most disturbing comment I have ever read on here, honestly praying for you.

  23. April 17, 2013 at 12:53 pm
    Stephanie says:

    She is promoting her album! How many interviews on radio and tv has she done, please do your research. Also her social media is constantly active ensuring that her name is out there, not to mention featuring/working with other artists on their songs. With the amount of resources available to up coming artist from their labels, she’s doing well.
    All the best Kelly! Keep doing your thing!

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