We caught up with Lil’ Mama, who told us which crews she’s most looking forward to watching, as well as rookie judge D-Trix.
]]>Dominic “D-Trix” Sandoval makes his first appearance on the “ABDC” judges panel as the product of Season 3 champions, Quest Crew. The “So You Think You Can Dance” and “ABDC” alum told us that he’ll bring a fresh perspective to the judges table. “I just want them to know that from my point of view, I’m really here to help them,” he says. “I’ve been through the trials and tribulations of going through a crew to become ‘America’s Best Dance Crew.’ So, whatever I see I just want to make sure that regardless, I give them something to take home, whether it’s good or bad, to help them in the end.” Adding, “I grew up as a street dancer just like all of them, so I know what it’s like to dance for nothing.” Don’t expect D-Trix to play it totally cool now that he’s on the other side of the table. The dancer admits to us that he still gets star struck here and there, especially when it comes to one of the featured superstars from this season. “When Justin Bieber gets here the whole roof is going to fall down,” he jokes. “That’s the ultimate definition of starstruck.” While it isn’t likely that the Biebs will make an appearance on the actual stage, D-Trix has had the opportunity to meet the teen dream once before. “I’m a huge fan of Justin Bieber. We actually met once!” he says. “He knew my name cause he used to watch ‘ABDC,’ but he’s so cool now I don’t know if he would.” You can watch D-Trix make his judging debut during the Thursday (Apr. 7) Lil’ Wayne themed premiere on MTV at 10 PM. See our full backstage interview below, and enjoy the crazy techno-pop blaring in the background. One thing we can definitely say about the “ABDC” set — It’s loud! We’ve also included a sneak peek at the very first group performance, set to “6 foot 7 foot.” Are you going to tune in on Thursday?