Is Kelly Rowland next in line to judge and mentor, joining Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato, on "The X Factor USA"? According to trusted reports, the "Dirty Laundry" and "Ice" singer is very close to solidifying a major deal.
An official announcement is expected within the next day or so, aligning a refreshed judging panel for season three of the reality singing competition, which holds auditions in North Carolina Tuesday.
As widely reported, Antonio "L.A." Reid and Britney Spears parted ways with "X Factor USA" last Fall, leaving two vacant seats.
Paulina Rubio is said to be in talks to round out the panel of four.
In related news, Kelly Rowland made a stunning appearance at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards Sunday night.
See pics of Ms. Kelly below. Her anticipated album, "Talk A Good Game," drops June 18.