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Paula Abdul returns to FOX for 'So You Think You Can Dance'
"American Idol" veteran Paula Abdul has landed a new judging gig on FOX.
The network announced this week that Abdul and Jason DeRulo will join Nigel Lythgoe on the judging panel for Season 12 of "So You Think You Can Dance," which will begin auditions in New York City this Saturday (January 24).
"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," states Abdul. "'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!"
This season's "So You Think You Can Dance" twist will pit street dancers against stage dancers.
"With the new and exciting format comes a new and exciting panel of judges," Lythgoe states. "I’m delighted that Paula Abdul and Jason Derulo will be joining me at the judges’ table this season on 'So You Think You Can Dance.' 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."