Abdul joins regular judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy and FOX Sports’ Erin Andrews on tomorrow (July 9) night’s live episode at 8 p.m. ET.
In addition to her success as a pop singer, Abdul also has a well-known dance background and won two Emmys for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography (a category that “Dance” is now a perennial contender in).
She’s also served as a guest judge on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”
The current “Dance” competition is down to the Top 18 finalists: 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 Zuberi.