Watch: Kelly Rowland & Simon Cowell Talk ‘The X Factor’ On ‘Ellen’

Published: Tuesday 10th Sep 2013 by Sam

After months of teasing and titillation, the third season of The X Factor USA kicks off tomorrow on FOX.

Naturally, then, a slew of promotional slots have been lined up for the show’s stars. The most recent stop? A major one – ‘Ellen’.

The centerpiece of the new judging panel, Kelly Rowland, sat down with head judge Simon Cowell to discuss the show with the funny-woman earlier today.

Watch below as the ‘Gone’ singer and the soon-to-be-dad dish on the re-jigged cast and their chemistry….


Although, if we’re to keep it 100, we’re not particularly interested in the judges banter. We’re more eager to see how this major platform impacts Kelly’s career moving forward. The seat is a huge coup and, if leveraged well against her musical output, could reap the rewards so many clearly want for her.

Released in June, Kelly’s current album ‘Talk A Good Game’ is in stores now. A reported re-release is on the cards for later this year.

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  1. Vince Herbert Stan. September 10, 2013

    What about your album Kelly? She is so LAZY

    • Sarah September 10, 2013

      If being in the business since the 90s and still relevant in 2013 with a record deal and a judge on Xfactor consists of being lazy..i wonder what you call past R&B artists who can’t even get a feature on someone elses album…have a seat!

      • Britney stan September 10, 2013

        Shes not relevant tho.

      • Sarah September 10, 2013

        Oh so a new album, a record deal, a judge job, and features on just about everyone’s album isn’t relevant..,.this must be Ashanti typing..#staymad

      • Chillin September 10, 2013

        lmaoooooo but Britney was fired for having ZERO personality

      • Britney stan September 10, 2013

        Lol… sweetie bye has the album gone gold yet ? hell has any of this flop h*** albums ever gone gold? i doubt it now sit this h** ain’t relevant for s*** Sarah and you know it f*** outta here c***

      • I LUV THIS S*** September 10, 2013

        ALL of the R&B chicks can boast at least ONE successful era. Can Kelly? Ashanti has THREE multi platinum albums under her belt. Kelly ain’t got s*** but destinys child where Beyonce was the HBIC. F*** off delusional dikes

      • Sarah September 10, 2013

        Umm Simply Deep went gold in 7 countries including the US and Platinum in UK..Miss Kelly went gold as well…do your research before you embarrass yourself sweetheart

      • Britney stan September 10, 2013

        Kelly can’t do s*** right end of story . the highlights of her solo career is motivation thats it she has no platinum albums she not even on Ciaras level . She can continue kissing Beyonce ass & judging irrelevant talent shows.

      • I LUV THIS S*** September 10, 2013

        Miss Kelly did not go gold. Receipts?

      • Ciara is everything September 10, 2013

        @Sarah one gold album omg b**** can’t go platinum for s*** tho lmao

      • Sarah September 10, 2013

        Oh so Kelly can’t claim Destiny’s Child accolades…last I checked Kelly was at Beyoncés side at every performance, every interview and every show..she has all the awards AND the star on the Hollywood walk of fame..they they all SHARE …so if that’s the case…Left eye wasn’t s*** in TLC because she didn’t contribute as much as Chili and Tboz…..GTFOH ..Kelly Rowland IS Destiny’s Child boo..and they ruled the world in the early 2000s

      • I LUV THIS S*** September 10, 2013

        Yesssss Britney stan these b****** are delusional. Kelly couldn’t even go platinum when it was easy to do so lmao. S*** back then 1 million copies was considered mediocre.

      • Sarah September 10, 2013

        I would not even acknowledge this Ciara stan that is lurking..i am not here for that..Kelly has 4 Grammy’s and every single Destiny’s Child album has Kelenedria Rowlands name on as much as you delusional people try to discredit her work and her contribution to Destiny’s will just have to DEAL it or not

      • Chillin September 10, 2013

        thank you Sarah..drag these illiterate sad individuals ..Simply deep sold 2.5 million worldwide…Kelly Rowland has sold 20 million records to HER NAME …individual or goes to her name..all of you irrelevant b*tches have a seat and bow down to Queen Kelendria Rowland choke on that

      • Dutty gal September 10, 2013

        Kelly is a lazy ass b**** no Matter how many excuses you stans make for her lazy bum ass

      • Chillin September 10, 2013

        Wit a name like ditty should be embarrassed..go take a bath

      • Arsenio hall stan September 10, 2013

        Kelly is allergic to promoting duh

      • HIVE (destroy all muppets) September 10, 2013

        @Sarah I am a TLC fan and I stan for Bey…but do not ever get the nerve to EVER say anything that stupid about left eye. Kelly can collect, but remember, so are letoyia latavia and michelle…Beyonce made them h***…sit here _/

      • Chillin September 10, 2013

        @hive..if you read my comment CORRECTLY you would notice that I did not disrespect Left was an analogy to being in a girl group and not being able to claim the fame because singing lead was not equally shared

    • truth teller September 10, 2013

      I think the show will give Kelly the exposure she needs. I enjoyed this interview. She needs to stop saying Beyonce’s name during her interviews though. That is the only thing which puts me off. Just say we met at the grammys, don’t include “with Beyonce”. Apart from that, I enjoy listening to Kelly and I think she is really funny. XFactor is going to do good for her exposure.

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  2. Kisses Down Low September 10, 2013

    Kelly I love you and get them coins girl but you should really be taking about your album #SIGH

  3. Molly September 10, 2013

    Kelly so basic….

    • BEYfraudyonce September 10, 2013

      find another word.. she is beyond basic

  4. Goppit September 10, 2013

    I wonder what Simon looks like without make up

  5. Cici slaaaaays September 10, 2013

    Kelly will settle for anything like doing flop factor smh Ciara would never get a hit on the charts boo.

    • Kisses Down Low September 10, 2013

      Ciara cant sing so she has no room to judge

      • Ciara is everything September 10, 2013

        To bad Ciara a way better performer then horse face Rowland.

      • Kisses Down Low September 10, 2013

        Better dancer. Thats all. Theres a difference.

    • Sarah September 10, 2013

      Lol Ciara will never get the opportunity either

    • OIC September 10, 2013

      Kelly >>>>>>>Ciara

  6. Rita is Queen September 10, 2013

    I want Simons c*** in me tho. Kellys a huge non factor tbh.

  7. Lebo(CaribbeanBOi) September 10, 2013


  8. Sarah September 10, 2013

    Get your millions Kelly…I am a satisfied fan..and I get to see you on tv every week!!! I can’t wait…these haters can’t deal with the exposure..

    • HIVE (destroy all muppets) September 10, 2013

      no one watches that s***

  9. Britney stan September 10, 2013

    Ive given up on Kelly years ago she doesn’t do s*** right.

    • Chillin September 10, 2013

      Oh ok that’s nice to know….now get out the way..and let her fans enjoy the moment

      • Britney stan September 10, 2013

        Please dont get smart with me you ghetto c*** you stans are PATHETIC!

      • Chillin September 10, 2013

        Haha we are pathetic because we support our haters are PATHETIC..if you gave up on her a long time ago..move on..why are you here..go away..poof be gone

  10. I LUV THIS S*** September 10, 2013

    Kelly is the pits. What’s the point in releasing an album
    If you aren’t gonna promote it? She will forever be Beyonce’s lessor.

    • Chillin September 10, 2013

      Along with your fav

  11. Ciara is everything September 10, 2013

    Kelly your solo career never amounted to s*** just hope you know that. F*** you & ya stans.

    • Chillin September 10, 2013

      Haha Kelly got y’all maaaaad….laughing all the way to the bank

  12. BEYfraudyonce September 10, 2013

    thes woman is a lazy ass..

  13. Kisses Down Low September 10, 2013

    Ciara stans should not be talking lmao. The shade writes itself.

    • Ciara is everything September 10, 2013

      First of all we can talk all we want. Are fav actually has two platinum plaques to Kelly zero lol

      • Kisses Down Low September 10, 2013

        ‘Are fav’ ??? Lmao you need to spend less time trolling TGJ and getting an education #DISMISSED.

      • Chillin September 10, 2013

        that is NOTHING to broadcast boo..especially when the follow up album sold how many again..someone please remind me what Basic Flop sold….keep that to yourself

  14. BEYfraudyonce September 10, 2013

    kelly flop that hair is a hot mess

  15. Dutty gal September 10, 2013

    What a lazy b****!!!!

  16. Candice glover stan September 10, 2013

    Lmao this h** said f*** her fans and her album. She is ridiculously lazy smh

  17. love and war September 10, 2013

    F*** Kelly . shes a flop

  18. Valerie (barb) September 10, 2013

    Lazy b****** that the s*** i don’t like. dont you have an album you need to be promoting.

  19. BYE FELICIA September 10, 2013

    Kelly boo nobody is checking for you. Audition to be Blue Ivys diaper bag holder.

  20. Chillin September 10, 2013

    We love you Kelly!!! I can’t wait to see you on TV tomorrow and Thursday night..and every other week there after!!! And the haters will be watching as well..hahaha..

  21. brit brat September 10, 2013

    Dont know who Kelly is.

  22. Lucia September 10, 2013

    Kelly could’ve had such a promising MUSIC(solo) career. I guess she doesn’t give a f***, so why should I? I won’t be watching this crap.

  23. sarah September 10, 2013

    So you’re gonna hate her for that? ?? What about all the girls who were in groups and couldnt even get their solo careers off the ground..kelly is a successful solo star

  24. navy Nick September 10, 2013


  25. The Boy Toy September 10, 2013

    Kii at this post. Y’all are terrible lol.

  26. OIC September 10, 2013

    I don’t get it. lol…..

    Kelly is lazy, but she has a day job? So she should quit her job and promote her album? do you all realize how stupid that sounds? lol

    The whole purpose of Kelly joining X factor (aside from the millions going into her account) is for exposure, which she doesnt have a lot of in the states.

    jealousy needs company I guess.

    Get yours kelly. #IAintMadAtCha

  27. OIC September 10, 2013

    im offended that people are even comparing ciara to Kelly. Ciara tho? Ew. lol

  28. dksdl September 10, 2013

    One of the most beautiful women in the world…..MS. KELLY ROWLAND.

  29. RihNaj September 10, 2013

    Why don’t y’all support good music ? Which she obviously make!

  30. monica/ciara stan September 10, 2013

    first off, no one watches this s*** but old b****** that sit on the couch and knit. Also, this beyond basic b**** ain’t getting millions from being on this show. So kelly stans stop throwing around the word “millions”, idiots. She’s as basic as her fans vocabulary. sit _/

    • OIC September 10, 2013

      So what exactly is she getting? A cookie? lol You’re a dumba-s.

    • truth teller September 10, 2013

      Hey love Kelly gets paid over 2.5 million dollars on Xfactor. She is the highest paid judge on the show followed by Sharon Osborne who gets 2.3 million on the UK show. It is all documented on TV highest paid stars list August 2013.

  31. Hmm September 10, 2013

    Kelly is huge in the UK. The United States isn’t the only place that’s buys albums. She is making money…more than many want to give her credit for. If she isn’t stressed about having a big career in the US why should anyone else? If you like her music buy it and stop worrying about if anyone else is buying it.

    • OIC September 10, 2013

      my point exactly.

    • Lucia September 10, 2013

      Kelly is not huge in the UK. Stop it. lol.

      • truth teller September 10, 2013

        She is. We all know her and she has had a few top 5 hits.

      • Queen Kelly September 10, 2013

        @Lucia, Im from the UK and she is HUGE over here.

  32. sarah September 10, 2013

    Thank you for letting the misinformed know..she is getting almost 3 million. ..this h** mad because Ciara is performing at clubs trying to make $1000

    • The Boy Toy September 10, 2013

      Where did this Kelly/Ciara beef come from? They go at each other over at A****** too lol.

    • truth teller September 10, 2013

      You are welcome Sarah. Kelly is the highest paid judge not only on the US show, but on the current xfactor as a whole. She is followed by Sharon Osborne who gets 1.3 million dollars. Simon Cowell knows who is good and relevant, so for him to give her the highest pay it shows that Kelly is actually a big star. Deal with it haters. Hher Jaguar desl is also multi million deal. She is winning.

      • truth teller September 10, 2013

        Sorry I meant to say Sharon Osborne gets 2.3 million, not 1.3.

    • monica/ciara stan September 10, 2013

      b**** better get a million to sit and judge singers better than herself. cause million will never ever show up under he album sales. did i lie though..nope sit_/

      • Chillin September 10, 2013

        Ciara will NEVER have the accolades that Kelly Rowland has in her career as an entirety .Kelly Rowland has 5 platinum albums sweety..Destinys Child, The Writings on the Wall..Survivor..Destiny Fulfilled and Simply Deep..and last time I checked Kelendria Rowlands name is credited on ALL of the above albums mentioned…and FYI Kelly Rowland has sold 24 million records as a solo artist and 60 million with DC…Ciara will never and I repeat will NEVER have those accolades ..oh and the 4 Grammy’s ..I think you need to have two seats my dear

      • truth teller September 11, 2013

        @ Monica/ Ciara stan; just to correct you , Kelly is paid more than 2.5 million dollars and she is the highest paid judge on the show. Are you pressed that C-Error and Fuckkniker are not getting paid anything? Your jealous make look like you are constipated. Get off here and just go away.

  33. Jarboo September 11, 2013

    Ah F*** u haters… Kelly’s lazy but she keeps getting deals that are worth more than $2 million… Which is pretty much more than what ur hard ass working Ciara makes hence she will never make it in the forbes list. What more will Kelly make when she starts work? Ciara might be on the billboard hot 100 But Kelly will be on the list of Highest paid celebrities. At the end of the day Ciara’s 2 platinum past albums, won’t make half of the money Kelly makes with her gold album.

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