No more rumors. It's official. Kelly Rowland is an "X Factor USA" judge and mentor!
FOX and Rowland confirmed the anticipated deal for season three Monday night, making a little history at the same time.
"I am very excited to be reuniting with Simon Cowell and THE X FACTOR family. It feels great to be able to take this journey here at home in the states," Rowland said in an official statement.
For the first time, "X Factor USA" will feature a near all-female panel, with Simon Cowell being the only male judge.
"Simon Cowell will be surrounded by women when THE X FACTOR returns for its third season this fall on FOX. Grammy Award-winning artist Kelly Rowland and international pop star Paulina Rubio join him and Demi Lovato as judges on the hit singing competition series," reports FOX.
Despite being outnumbered, Simon Cowell believes in this panel, including Kelly Rowland.
"It's taken more than a decade, but I'm delighted to finally be on a panel with three girls (I think!). 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," said Cowell.
All four judges will be hitting the road this week, making stops in North Carolina and other states, looking for the next "X Factor" star.
"X Factor USA" returns Fall 2013 on FOX.