AceShowbiz - Vanessa Hudgens is officially announced as a new addition to "So You Think You Can Dance" in its upcoming 14th season. The actress, who rose to prominence through her role as Gabriella Montez in Disney's musical film "High School Musical", has been tapped as a third judge on the dancing competition series.
"I am so excited for Vanessa to join Mary [Murphy] and me on the judging panel for the 14th season of 'So You Think You Can Dance'," said EP and returning judge Nigel Lythgoe. "There was instant chemistry in the audition rounds, and I know the 'SYTYCD' fans will love her as much as we do. Vanessa is an accomplished artist and brings her own brand of enthusiasm and energy to our panel."
Hudgens' involvement in the new season of "SYTYCD" had been hinted in a promo video which was released two weeks ago, though there was no official announcement about her role on the show at the titme.
Following her appearance in the "High School Musical" trilogy, Hudgens has starred in various films and TV series, including "Sucker Punch", "Spring Breakers", "The Frozen Ground", "Grease Live" and NBC's short-lived comedy "Powerless".
"SYTYCD" season 14 premieres Monday, June 12 at 8/7c on FOX.