How do you top the combination of hot-tamale Mary Murphy and dancingly-dour Nigel Lythgoe? Apparently you do it with guest judges. On the same day that FOX announced actress Megan Mullally as the week-1 guest
, reports have surfaced about a whole host of incredible celebrities set to grace the SYTYCD
The dancers are going to have to perform their socks off if they want to upstage these people.
According to a report from Xfinity TV News
, Nigel Lythgoe has announced the names of some stars who will lend a hand at the judging table this season.
The biggest name? Lady Gaga
. Seriously. According to Lythgoe: "I asked her when she performed on the American Idol
finale if she would come on and she said yes." Nigel further commented that the date for Lady Gaga's arrival had not yet been set but would most likely be later in the season.
Lady Gaga is not the only guest judge of the season. Nigel Lythgoe also announced that Kristin Chenoweth
, known for her work on both Broadway and television (Glee
, Pushing Daisies
and the upcoming Good Christian Belles
), will also help out the judges. There is no word yet on when Chenoweth will judge.
As far as potential guest judge names go, Nigel had even more news. TV personalities Ellen DeGeneres and Neil Patrick Harris are apparently talking to producers about coming on the show. Harris has had a strong stage career (complete with some awesome dance moves) and Ellen is just Ellen -- great to have around.
Leaving aside the judges and moving to potential all-stars, So You Think You Can Dance
viewers will be very happy with the potential inclusion of Alex Wong. The popular dancer was forced to withdraw from last season's competition due to an injury, and Nigel commented on how much the show wanted to bring him back: "Alex Wong is not fit enough to be a competitive dancer. Hopefully he is going to be fit enough, and hopefully he will be complementary to whoever is at the show at that point when it comes time to picking the all-stars."
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