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Simon Cowell’s “X Factor USA” has been Cancelled



Kelly Rowland & Simon Cowell - February 2014 - BellaNaija

Kelly Rowland who will be in Nigeria in a few days for Darey Art-Alade‘s Love Like a Movie concert, is out of her huge TV gig.

After Simon Cowell revealed he won’t be returning as a judge on the X Factor USA, TV execs have cancelled the singing competition.

In a statement released by Fox, they call Simon one of the most prolific TV personalities of all time, but can’t continue the show without him.

The show was cancelled after just three seasons. Judges on the panel through out the seasons include Britney Spears, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio as well as Mario Lopez as host. Khloe Kardashian co-hosted in season 2.

Simon has announced he will be returning as a judge on the UK version of the show.

When Kelly arrives in Nigeria, it will be interesting to hear what she has to say.


  1. Mama Mia!!!

    February 10, 2014 at 1:00 am

    About time! The show has nothing on the voice USA and American Idol Simon or not. The only reason X factor UK and Britain’s got talent are successful in the UK is cause there are limited shows in the UK that includes the Voice UK which is also huge in ratings. Same as their reality shows not much variety just stuck with, The only way is Essex and Made in Chelsea, which translates to huge ratings for both shows…

    • Anon

      February 10, 2014 at 11:05 am

      You forgot Strictly (for short.)

  2. jay

    February 10, 2014 at 1:59 am

    woa thats tough

  3. olori Tari

    February 10, 2014 at 2:28 am

    I actually do miss Kelly on X factor UK…Amazing woman !

  4. Eve82

    February 10, 2014 at 8:27 am

    BN Khloe co-hosted with Mario Lopez in season 2, pls make the correction. Season 1 remains the best season. The judges brought some spark to the show as well.

  5. Hurperyearmie

    February 10, 2014 at 8:58 am


  6. her

    February 10, 2014 at 9:32 am

    About time!!

  7. Modella

    February 10, 2014 at 10:21 am


  8. April Hoover

    February 10, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    I’ve learned that Jennifer Lopez has reached an agreement on the major deal points to re-join Fox ‘s singing competition series American Idol as a judge on its upcoming thirteenth season. An announcement is expected in the next week or two. Lopez will join returning judge Keith Urban and host Ryan Seacrest . The third Idol judging seat is still open, with heaving tipped to take it. He has appeared on the show and is said to be high on the list of the Idol producers. As for alumna Jennifer Hudson , she had gone far down the line in deal-making but Fox and the Idol producers seem to be changing direction after fellow Idol alums Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson could not commit for a panel of famous former contestants.

  9. chigirl

    February 10, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    oh yea, JLo is back on d jusdges seat & the season has commenced already here in d uS

  10. kristy

    February 13, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    I’m actually not that surprised about the show being cancelled it. Actually seemed a little scripted at times to me and it just turned me off. I still llove Simin cowell and I hope he continues to do well on Britain X factor.

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