So You Think You Can Dance is gearing up for its twelfth season and the FOX reality show is already making a splash with these latest announcements!
Paula Abdul and Jason Derulo will be joining judge Nigel Lythgoe on the reality show as the new season's judges, and everyone seems excited!
Here's what Niger Lythgoe said:
"With the new and exciting format comes a new and exciting panel of judges. Paula is an incredible artist and she brings the perfect combination of expertise and heart to the panel. Jason's insight, humor and creativity will add a new perspective to the panel that we haven't had before."
The news comes after the recent news that judge Mary Murphy would be leaving the show. We guess the producers didn't want to wait when it came to her replacements!
[ Related: Mary Murphy & Her Laugh Are Leaving So You Think You Can Dance! ]
Here's what Paula's rep said in a press release:
"I have dedicated a large part of my career as a choreographer to discovering and mentoring some of the most iconic artists and performers from all over the world. So You Think You Can Dance has a long-standing history of launching brilliant careers for young choreographers and dancers in the industry. It's going to be a true honor and pleasure joining this panel with Jason and Nigel, and I'm looking forward to an exciting new season!"
No official word from Jason, yet. But we're sure he's as excited as anyone to be a part of this wonderful opportunity!
Congratulations to both of these new judges! We're sure they won't let down the fans of SYTYCD!
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