Kelly Rowland Rumored To Be A New X Factor Judge

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The British tabloids are reporting that U.S. “X Factor” judge Nicole Scherzinger and U.K. judge Kelly Rowland may switch places next season.

According to Now Magazine, the show, and creator Simon Cowell specifically, is mulling a possible swap that would send Scherzinger to London and bring Rowland to Los Angeles. The weekly quotes a source who says, “Simon thinks [Rowland] will be amazing on the US show” and notes that Scherzinger has had a “mixed reaction in the U.S.”

While it’s true that some lingering resentment remains over the audition phase dismissal of UK “X Factor” import Cheryl Cole in favor of Scherzinger, who was initially hired as a co-host, as the competition has progressed, the Pussycat Dolls singer, along with her popular “over 30s” contestants, which include Stacy Francis, LeRoy Bell and last man standing Josh Krajcik, has built a supportive audience all her own, notesThe Hollywood Reporter.

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