'The X Factor': Kelly Rowland, Paulina Rubino Officially Replacing Britney Spears, L.A. Reid

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Simon Cowell will be surrounded by a bevy of beautiful women at the judges' table during the new season of The X Factor, as Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubino have been confirmed as the FOX series' newest mentors.

After much speculation, the network has confirmed that the two ladies will appear on Season 3 of the singing competition.

The songstresses join Season 2 judge Demi Lovato at the panel, replacing Britney Spears and L.A. Reid.

“It’s taken more than a decade but I’m delighted to finally be on a panel with three girls (I think!),” said Cowell in the press release.

“Paulina and Kelly both have great taste and massive experience in the music industry and together with Demi, this is going to be a fun panel. It just feels like the time to do something different.”

Rowland and Rubio both bring to the table experience in judging music competitions, as the former was previously judge on the UK version of The X Factor while the latter appeared on the Mexican version of The Voice.

“I am very excited to be reuniting with Simon Cowell and The X Factor family. It feels great to be able to take this journey here at home in the states!" Rowland said in a statement.

“I love The X Factor! I can’t wait to find the next big music star here in America,” added Rubio. “I’m so thrilled to be part of the show as a judge. Simon, be careful what you wish for, let’s see if you are ready to handle me, empieza la fiesta, amigo!”

The X Factor's third season will premiere in Fall 2013. Auditions for the new season will start as early as this May.

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