Kelly Rowland in talks to become a new 'X Factor' judge, report
05/18/2013 by Kristina Lopez
Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland might be joining Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell on the U.S. version of "The X Factor" next season, reports say. Rowland is reportedly in talks to become a judge on the reality competition series, according to Entertainment Weekly. The news outlet points out that Rowland has some "X Factor" experience, having served as a judge on eighth season of the U.K. version of the show. Production on the third season of "The X Factor" is set to being on Tuesday, May 21, according to EW. It was announced in March that Lovato would return for the new season. L.A. Reid, who served as a judge for the first two seasons of the show, announced in December 2012 that he was leaving the show. Britney Spears, who joined "The X Factor" in season 2 along with Lovato, confirmed her exit from the show in January and said she was leaving to focus on creating new music. In April, it was announced that Mario Lopez would return as the show's host while Khloe Kardashian Odom would not. The two co-hosted together during the second season. Rowland, 32, is gearing up for the release of her fourth solo studio album "Talk A Good Game," which is due out on June 18. Earlier this week she released a new single from the album called "Dirty Laundry." In the song, she revealed that she once dated an abusive boyfriend and admitted to feeling jealousy over Beyonce's success. "When my sister was on stage / killing it like a [expletive], I was enraged / feeling it like a [expletive]," Rowland sings. She later croons, "Went our separate ways / but I was happy that she was killing it / bitter sweet / she was up and I was down / No lie, I feel good for her / but what do I do now?" Toward the end of the song, Rowland reveals that the boyfriend manipulated her into believing that he was the only one who really loved her. "He hitting the window like it was me / until it shattered / he pulled me out and said, 'Don't nobody love you but me / not your mama / not your daddy / and especially not B,'" Rowland sings. "He turned me / against my sister / I missed you." Rowland, who collaborated on the track with The-Dream, spoke about the emotional single to Billboard.com on Wednesday, May 15, and said, "It was very emotional. It took me days to record." The singer reunited with Beyonce and fellow Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams during Beyonce's performance at the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLVII in February.
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