Will join judges' panel along with Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and FOX Sports's Erin Andrews Tue., July 9
LOS ANGELES — 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  tonight, Tuesday, July 9 (7:00-9:00 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 tomorrow night’s 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 on The X Factor . She has worldwide album sales exceeding 50 million records, 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 Emmy Awards are both 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.
So You Think You Can Dance was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and is from 19 Entertainment, a division of Core Media Group, and dick clark productions, inc. The series is executive-produced by Fuller; Lythgoe; Barry Adelman, Executive Vice President of dick clark productions, inc.; and Allen Shapiro, CEO of dick clark productions, inc. “Like” the show 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 the judges Nigel Lythgoe @dizzyfeet  and Mary Murphy @hottamaletrain  along with guest judges Paula Abdul @PaulaAbdul  and Erin Andrews @ErinAndrews .