Little monsters the world over rejoiced when it was announced this week that Lady Gaga--who historically made her U.S. television performance debut on "So You Think You Can Dance" back in 2008, singing the Season 4 theme song "Just Dance," and then later recruited Season 4 contestant Mark Kanemura for her dance troupe--will return to the show sometime later this season, this time as a guest judge.
While Gaga has appeared on reality shows before--for some bizarre reason, she guested on Bravo's short-lived fashion competition "Launch My Line" in January 2010, and she mentored this year on "American Idol"--her judging stint on "SYTYCD" will truly be must-see TV.
"What she will do is give great advice on how to handle yourself, how to be creatve with what you do, and how to be a fabulous performer," show producer and judge Nigel Lythgoe told reporters this week. "She has actually done what I want these [contestants] to do, which is get an audience behind them."
See what Nigel had to say about Gaga (and about next week's guest judge, the legendary Debbie Reynolds!) below:
And just for kicks, check out Gaga's Season 4 "SYTYCD" performance here. Who knew that just three years later, she would be the biggest pop phenom on the planet? It's going to be great to have her back.
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