X Factor judges confirmed

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 31 May 2011
Tulisa Contostavlos

Tulisa Contostavlos

Take That's Gary Barlow, existing judge Louis Walsh, N-Dubz star Tulisa Contostavlos and former Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland have all been confirmed for judging roles on 'The X Factor'

Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh, Tulisa Contostavlos and Kelly Rowland have all been confirmed for 'The X Factor'.

Show boss Simon Cowell thinks Take That singer Gary, former Destiny's Child star Kelly and N-Dubz' Tulisa will bring with them a "different attitude" to the ITV1 show, and is looking forward to seeing the sparks fly between Tulisa and Louis, who is returning for his eighth series.

He said: "These four are totally up for it, each of them bring a different attitude. They have had a ton of hits between them and they are all committed to finding a star.

"I have a feeling Louis and Tulisa will have slightly different points of view as to what the next star should look and sound like!"

Meanwhile, Tulisa has promised to speak her mind and "mix things up" on the panel.

She added: "I'm so excited to be the joining 'The X Factor' and want to bring something fresh and new to the panel. I'm not going to be afraid to speak my mind and mix things up a little.

"I am hoping to find some hot new talent and mentor a winning category. It is also going to be great to get to know and work alongside the other judges. Let the fireworks begin."

Despite Simon Cowell not featuring on this year's show, Tulisa's bandmate Dappy is convinced she will make a perfect replacement for Cheryl Cole and step into the shoes of TV's Mr. Nasty.

He told the Daily Star newspaper: "She'll bring rawness, bluntness. She's the closest thing to Simon Cowell on the panel.

"If you are crap, she'll tell you you're crap."

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