X Factor 2011: Kelly Rowland asks Simon Cowell which acts to choose!

Kelly Rowland 2011

It sounds as though Kelly Rowland is taking her new job on The X Factor very seriously, bringing in industry pals to help her choose her final eight girls. Speaking from her judges' house in Miami, Kelly revealed she was even consulting X Factor boss Simon Cowell on which acts to take through to the live shows.

Having been given by far the strongest of the four categories, where any four of the final eight could easily make it, Kelly has some tough decisions to make his weekend.

She said: "[Simon] told me who some of his favourites were.

"I listen to everybody's advice. I've actually taken some of the footage they've aired and shown it to people in the industry."

And the ex-Destiny's Child star revealed that if she mentors a winner, they'll start recording straight away. "If you know they're going to make it, you want to start recording now," she explained.

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"After the show they should be in the studio. It should be like in the factory. People are already making music like it's a factory. I've just finished my album and I'm working on the next one. Already. I'd like to bring a new pace to it.

"That's the way every other artist is thinking. Why can't they think like that, if that's what they want to do? You have to treat them like artists, you have to write things this week."

Kelly also teased that she'd love to be back on the show next year: "That would be great. In fact, that would be awesome," and added that she wanted to be involved in the career of any of her winners.

“I like developing the act, that’s really cool to me. I would absolutely like to be involved afterwards," she said.

The X Factor 201 continues this weekend.

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