Paula Abdul and Jason Derulo Confirmed For Judge Spots on SYTYCD

Paula Abdul is back to her judging duties.

The former American Idol and The X Factor judge will join Season 12 of So You Think You Can Dance, which airs in the summer. Also joining the reality competition series as a judge next season is singer-songwriter-dancer Jason Derulo.

"With the new and exciting format comes a new and exciting panel of judges," said co-creator/executive producer Nigel Lythgoe. "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."

Both Abdul and Derulo are no strangers to the show. Abdul was a guest judge during the 2013 season, while Derulo was a guest judge last year.

In addition to the new judges, this season will feature a new twist in the competition: stage dancers vs. street dancers.

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