Paula Abdul Returning To Prime Time? Watch 'So You Think You Can Dance' Judge On 'American Idol' To See What She'll Bring To The Table Tonight! [VIDEOS]

By Staff Reporter July 9, 2013 2:00 PM EDT
Paula Abdul is returning to TV! (Reuters)
Paula Abdul is returning to TV! (Reuters)

Paula Abdul returning to prime time? Yes! The former American Idol judge is guest judging on So You Think You Can Dance tonight and everyone's expecting greatness!

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"Only kidding, it's not the great singer/composer Paul Anka. It's the girl I've waited ten seasons for @PaulaAbdul is joining us on #SYTYCD." Nigel Lythgoe tweeted about Abdul's reality competition return.

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Abdul confirmed the news by tweeting, "This time, the rumors are true!! Lol!! I WILL be joining the #SYTYCD panel tomorrow night! Xo" Abdul was known for her sometimes wacky behavior on American Idol. While Lythgoe was after Abdul for years, the singer and choreographer has been somewhat reluctant. Abdul had her own dance show on CBS in 2011 called Live To Dance, and she also guest-judged Dancing with the Stars in 2011 during their All Star season. Abdul was also a judge during the first season of American X-Factor.

Yahoo reports that Abdul will help judge the Top 18 finalists. Personality Erin Andrews (who was also on DTWS) will also be a judge tonight.

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The SYTYCD contestants left are 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 Zuber.

It's also apparently Lythgoe's birthday today! Happy Birthday! Andrews tweeted, "Happy birthday, Nigel! Can't wait for tonight! @dizzyfeet @PaulaAbdul @HOTtamaleTRAIN @DANCEonFOX #sytycd"

Watch Abdul on Idol below!

Watch Mary Murphy on SYTYCD below!

Watch SYTYCD tonight on FOX at 8 p.m. ET

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