Are Kelly Rowland, Paulina Rubio Joining “X Factor” Judges’ Panel?

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With American Idol’s finale having sunk like a stone, producers of similar music-talent shows are trying to ensure a similar fate won’t befall them: According to TMZ, Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio are signing on to be judges for The X-Factor‘s next season.

Fox insiders say it’s a lock for the former Destiny’s Child singer and the Latina spitfire, “with only minor details left to be hammered out” before they replace Britney Spears and L.A. Reid. (Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell have already announced their return to the show).

Well, if the contestants need to learn about biting their tongue while their “sister” steals the spotlight, Rowland is certainly a good choice.