So You Think You Can Dance has announced its new judging lineup, and our favorite sapphic dancer is on it! Siwa will be joined at the judge’s table by Glee star Matthew Morrison and former judge Stephen “tWitch” Boss. Cat Deely, who has hosted the show since 2006, is also returning as host.
The popular dance show has taken three years off, pausing production because of the global pandemic. The upcoming season will be the 17th of the popular dance competition. The new season of So You Think You Can Dance will premiere on Wednesday, May 18 following the season finale of The Masked Singer on Fox.
Siwa celebrated the news on her Instagram. “FINALLY!…. ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ is coming to FOX this summer and I am so grateful that I am going to be a judge,” she wrote. “It’s such an honor to be a part of this show’s comeback!!! Don’t miss the season premiere of @DANCEonFOX May 18th the day before my bday, best bday present ever!”
Siwa recently starred in another big dancing competition, Dancing With the Stars, where she and her professional dance partner Jenna Johnson were the first same-sex pair to regularly compete on the US version of the show. The duo finished in second place.
On DWTS, Siwa cemented her status as a gay icon, delivering some incredible — and incredibly gay — performances that fans absolutely loved. She won’t be dancing much on this show, but it’ll still be great to see her gaying up our screens!
Siwa has also made headlines recently for entering in a new relationship after breaking up with her former girlfriend Kylie Prew. Siwa went onto the Rachel Uncensored podcast where she said she “went around the block,” but has found a partner and is “very, very, very happy” where she is now.