World-renowned choreographer and two-time Emmy Award winner Paula Abdul will join Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and FOX Sports broadcaster Erin Andrews as a guest judge on "So You Think You Can Dance" Tuesday, July 9 (8 p.m.), on FOX. Abdul will lend her expertise to critique and praise the dancers as they battle it out to remain in the competition.
In the all-new episode, the competition continues when the top 18 finalists - Jasmine Mason and Alan Bersten; Mariah Spears and "BluPrint"; Makenzie Dustman and Paul Karmiryan; Hayley Erbert and Curtis Holland; Amy Yakima and "Fik-Shun"; Alexis Juliano and Nico Greetham; Jasmine Harper and Aaron Turner; Jenna Johnson and Tucker Knox; and Malece Miller and Jade Zuberi - compete once again for America and the judges, including guest judges Andrews and Abdul.
Abdul was a resident judge for eight seasons on "American Idol" and the first season of "The X Factor." She has worldwide album sales exceeding 50 million, two No. 1 albums, six No. 1 singles, a Grammy Award, seven MTV Awards, two People's Choice Awards and two Kids' Choice Awards. Her two Emmys are for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography. In 1990, she won for her work on "The 17th Annual American Music Awards." In 1989, she earned the award for FOX's "The Tracey Ullman Show."
Fans can "Like" "So You Think You Can Dance" on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SoYouThinkYouCanDance. Follow the series on Twitter @DANCEonFOX and join the discussion at #sytycd. Also, follow host Cat Deeley at @catdeeley, and follow judges Lythgoe @dizzyfeet, Murphy @hottamaletrain, Abdul @PaulaAbdul and Andrews @ErinAndrews.