It has been confirmed that singers Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio will join Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato on the judging panel of The X Factor USA, replacing Britney Spears and LA Reid.

In a statement, Cowell said: "It's taken more than a decade, but I'm delighted to finally be on a panel with three girls (I think!)."

Cowell continued: "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."

Destiny's Child star Rowland, a former judge on The X Factor in the UK, said: "I am very excited to be reuniting with Simon Cowell and The X Factor family."

Rowland added: "It feels great to be able to take this journey here at home in the States."

Rubio, a former coach on The Voice in Mexico, added: "I love The X Factor! I can't wait to find the next big music star here in America. 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."