So You Think You Can Dance returns for its 12th season on Monday, June 1, and fans of the Fox reality hit can expect some major changes, including the debut of new judges Paula Adbul and Jason Derulo, and cool new twist: The competition will pit street dancers against stage dancers and the competitions looks freakin' fierce!
E! News has your exclusive first look at the new season of SYTYCD, including new judges Paula and Jason in action for the first time! And, to borrow a phrase from Paula herself, it's "hashtag everything!"
It was announced in January that Paula, who has served a guest judge on the show, and Jason would be taking over the empty seat left by Mary Murphy at the judges' table, with Paula saying it was a "true honor" to join the show.
"With the new and exciting format comes a new and exciting panel of judges," executive producer/judge Nigel Lythgoesaid. "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."
Jason added that he was "truly excited" to join the show," saying, "It is one of the most respected and longest-tenured shows on network television, and I hope to be a part of new growth and continued success."