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Kelly Rowland Close to Seal 'The X Factor (US)' Deal

May 18, 2013 (3:26 am) GMT
The former Destiny's Child member is reportedly nearing deal to be a third judge on the Simon Cowell-created show.
Kelly Rowland

"" may have found its second female judge for the next installment. has long been rumored as one of possible contenders for the gig, and now Entertainment Weekly reports that she's close to finalize the deal.

The site also says that next season's line-up may feature and three female judges. Rumor has it, Latin singer-actress is in talks to take the fourth judging seat.

"X Factor" is expected to announce the official judge line-up soon as the production on season three will begin on Tuesday, May 21. has been confirmed to return alongside Cowell, while will host the show solo following 's departure. The new judges will replace and L.A. Reid who left at the end of the second season.

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