Vanessa Hudgens will be joining the judging panel on the 14th season of Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance. Hudgens will be taking a seat alongside returning judge Mary Murphy and judge/executive producer Nigel Lythgoe when the new season kicks off on June 12, 2017. Hudgens recently starred in the network’s Emmy-winning live musical production, Grease: Live. Her credits also include the High School Musical films, the superhero TV comedy Powerless, Gimme Shelter, Spring Breakers, and Sucker Punch.
“I am so excited for Vanessa to join Mary and me on the judging panel for the 14th season of So You Think You Can Dance. There was instant chemistry in the audition rounds, and I know the SYTYCD fans will love her as much as we do. Vanessa is an accomplished artist and brings her own brand of enthusiasm and energy to our panel,” said Lythgoe.
Details on So You Think You Can Dance Season 14: The 14th season of So You Think You Can Dance features highly skilled dancers between the ages of 18-30 who will showcase their talents in various dance styles, including contemporary, tap, hip-hop, ballroom, animation, breaking and more. The Top 10 dancers will be paired up with All-Stars who will guide them throughout the competition as they vie for America’s votes and the title of America’s Favorite Dancer.
During the audition rounds, the most talented dancers compete in front of the judges for a coveted spot at “The Academy” callback rounds in Los Angeles. At the end of “The Academy” callback rounds, each of this season’s 10 All-Stars will choose one dancer to move on to the SYTYCD stage and become part of this season’s Top 10. Once the Top 10 are chosen, the dancers will compete LIVE each week for America’s votes in different dance styles, working with world-renowned choreographers and dancing alongside the All-Stars. Millions of votes will be cast to determine which contestants will be eliminated each week until the winner is named America’s Favorite Dancer on the season finale.