Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio Fired From X Factor by Simon Cowell – Report

Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio Fired From X Factor by Simon Cowell

I think by now everyone already knows that the third season of The X Factor truly tanked in the ratings. Simon Cowell brought in Paulina Rubio and Kelly Rowland as new judges and the result was less than stellar. Fans from previous seasons’ seemed to jump ship and began watching The Voice rather than The X Factor and it was clear that some sweeping changes were going to be necessary. Demi Lovato has already announced that after two seasons’ sitting on the judging panel she is ready to move on and return full force to her own music career.

According to the Jan. 13th print edition of Star Magazine both Kelly and Paulina have been fired from the show. Simon has decided to start fresh with a completely new judging panel next season and we have also heard that his wings as an executive producer will likely be clipped too. His changes over the last two seasons have not payed off and so the powers that be at Fox believe that someone besides Simon needs to be working behind the scenes to really spin the show in a better direction. That makes sense, right?

Were you a fan of either Kelly or Paulina on The X Factor? Kelly always seemed a bit uncomfortable with the rest of the panel to me and Paulina was just really out there. She was smoking hot back in the late 90’s when her career was on fire, but at this stage in the game she seemed like a strange pick to me. Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!



  • Ryan J Tan

    Kelly Rowland was entertaining, funny, she has heaps of experience working with Destiny’s Child and her own solo career which is growing all the time! I’m surprised she didn’t perform on X Factor this year. Kelly is the only one FOX should bring back… Simon is too old, Paulina was boring and was just crazy and Demi is great but she needs to work on her career which is on the rise too. I would bring Kelly Rowland back and fire the rest… Put someone like Fergie, Usher, R Kelly, A member of Boyz II Men etc people that can sing with a lot of experience!

  • Ryan J Tan

    I agree Kelly was the best judge out of the 4 this season! I would rather see he promote her music though as her last album didn’t get much at all!!!

  • htownspitfire

    i loved kelly and paulina, demi was annnnnoying as heellll and simon too….. but yes, this show, like AI are sooooo boring…who wants to see non singing jlow- who just uses the show to promote herself.. judge singers with non american keith urban??? yawn….the voice is where its at, thats a show abt the contestants and not judges..

  • Luna

    Paulina is a true professional. She has more than 30 years of experience in the business. She was borned and raised in the business. She did a great job.

  • BeachNat85

    Omg Paulina whatever her name is was horrible! Couldn’t even understand her and she didn’t even sound good singing, it wasn’t even live just playback, it was so bad. Shw was uncomfortable to listen to, looking forward to new judges.. I was one of those who changed over to The Voice.