Paula Abdul, Jason Derulo Join So You Think You Can Dance Judges' Table

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Make room at the judges' table!

Fox announced via press release today that two-time Emmy Award winning choreographer Paula Abdul and multi-platinum recording artist Jason Derulo will be joining Nigel Lythgoe as judges for So You Think You Can Dance Season 12.

After the earlier news that Mary Murphy was leaving the series, this comes as a welcome surprise.

Fun, Crazy Judge

“With the new and exciting format comes a new and exciting panel of judges,” said executive producer and judge Lythgoe. “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.”

Additionally, there is a new twist coming your way to make the competition even more exciting. Stage dancers vs. Street dancers! 

So You Think You Can Dance returns to Fox this summer. Additions begin this coming Saturday in New York City for the new season. 

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