As it turns out, Neil Patrick Harris and Jesse Tyler Ferguson can no longer hold bragging rights as the only stars of comedy series to guest judge on “So You Think You Can Dance” — Zooey Deschanel of “New Girl” is now joining them on the list.
In a new post on Twitter, the show’s executive producer and head judge in Nigel Lythgoe made it very clear that we can expect to see Zooey bring some of her trademark humor to the show next week:
“I’m thrilled Zooey Deschanel is guesting on
#SYTYCD next week. Meet the top 20.”
So why would someone like Zooey come on board this show? While she may not be a professional dancer, she (like Neil and Jesse) is familiar with all sorts of performance styles, and has an eye for dance ability and the arts in general. These sort of guest judges not only bring some star power to the panel, but they also bring a different perspective in terms of someone looking for just pure entertainment value, and not necessarily just someone who spends every single day learning and choreographing routines.
What do you think about the idea of Deschanel as a guest judge? Next week’s show will feature the Green Mile performances, as each of the remaining dancers are all going to fight for the opportunity to make it onto the live shows. It is here that they will really have a chance to see their careers rise to the next level, possibly to the point where they can even make a living doing what they love in the future.
Of course, be sure to check back here often — we’ll be around for every step of the fantastic journey.