Paulia Rubio, Kelly Rowland

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The X Factor officially has two new judges.

A day after we reported that Paulina Rubio and Kelly Rowland were close to finalizing deals to join the Fox series' third season alongside Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell...they did!

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

"I am very excited to be reuniting with Simon Cowell and The X Factor family," said Rowland, who previously pulled judging duty on The X Factor in Britain. "It feels great to be able to take this journey here at home in the states!"

Added Rubio, a former coach on Telemundo's La Voz...Mexico: "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, empieza la fiesta, amigo!"

We can feel the party starting already!

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