And sadly, no, it’s not choreographing numbers with dance legend MC Skat Kat. But it SHOULD be. You really fucked up, So You Think You Can Dance producers. E! says that Paula Abdul can stop friending former American Idol contestants on LinkedIn, because she got a job as a judge on the 12th season of SYTYCD. 12 seasons! Have we not found someone who can dance yet?
Paula will be replacing Marie Osmond on meth Mary Murphy, and she’ll be joined by fellow new judge and “Talk Dirty” singer Jason Derulo. Cat Deeley will return as host, and Nigel Lythgoe will be back as a judge. Nigel says he’s “delighted” that Paula and Jason are joining him at the judges’ table, because – DUH – Paula Abdul is a national treasure and it’s an honor to be graced with her drowsy-voiced presence for even five seconds (which is really about how much time you get with a lucid Paula).
Paula Abdul has been either a judge or a guest judge on like 87% percent of reality talent shows on television, so it totally makes sense that she was given a job on SYTYCD. The fact that she’s a on-point choreographer was probably just a happy coincidence. I bet they didn’t even have to ask her if she wanted to be a judge; she just sensed there was an empty chair, flew to the studio on a cloud of shimmery eyeshadow dust and giggles and sparkling rosé bubbles, and was like “Okay, so when do I start?“