It is official that R&B songstress Kelly Rowland will be a judge on the UK’s version of “X-Factor” just in time for the show's eighth season! We were kind of hoping she would be on the U.S. version of the show alongside record exec L.A. Reid, Paula Abdul, and former Pussycat doll Nicole Scherzinger, which airs in September.

However, Kelly will be on the UK version alongside Gary Barlow, Tulisa Contostavlos and Louis Walsh, according to reports.

Kelly said of her new opportunity:

“I am so excited to join The X Factor UK and be able to spend time in one of my favorite places in the world. The music coming out of the UK right now is incredible with artists like Adele, Jessie J and James Blake, so I’m confident this season of The X Factor will give me opportunity to hear a few diamonds in the rough. Being a judge is never easy, but I promise to be as sternly honest as I can and also encourage everyone who crosses the stage. I can’t wait to meet the world’s next superstar!’

We are happy for Kelly!Also with the huge success of her new hit single, “Motivation,”  we excited to see a lot more from her. We think it really is her time to shine!