Report: ‘X Factor USA’ Courting Kelly Rowland?

Published: Tuesday 16th Apr 2013 by Sam

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…

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  1. Mother Monster April 16, 2013

    Oh hell no

    • FAN April 16, 2013

      please shut it.

  2. Tash April 16, 2013

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

  3. Rita is Queen April 16, 2013

    Ugh hated her on xfactor UK … So no thanks

  4. TheRowlandStone April 16, 2013

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

  5. You Mad? April 16, 2013

    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.

    • i slay April 16, 2013

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

  6. HOWYOULIKEIT April 16, 2013

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

    • jamie April 16, 2013

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

      • the voice April 16, 2013

        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. sonya April 16, 2013

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

    • i slay April 16, 2013

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

      • jamie April 16, 2013

        f*** jesus!

  8. cali April 16, 2013

    U better werk kelly

  9. rita jackson April 16, 2013

    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. King B>Rihanna April 16, 2013

    i’m here for a good eye candy.

  11. Jay Jay April 16, 2013

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

  12. vivian April 16, 2013

    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. Queenposh April 16, 2013

    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. christinastherealtalent April 16, 2013

    she deserves to be on there more than demi lovato.

  15. Suicide Blonde April 16, 2013

    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.

    • RG2 April 16, 2013

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

    • POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) April 17, 2013

      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. kiss of life April 16, 2013

    Why isn’t she promoting Kisses Down Low?

    • POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) April 17, 2013

      she forgot she released it.

  17. TheJustinLife April 16, 2013

    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. Angela Wesley April 16, 2013

    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. Lovebird (I’m legit) April 17, 2013

    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.

    • chillin April 17, 2013

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

    • Shut Up April 22, 2013

      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. POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) April 17, 2013

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

  21. Savannah April 17, 2013

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

  22. Ny April 17, 2013

    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. Stephanie April 17, 2013

    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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