Maddie Ziegler, 13, was recently confirmed as a judge on So You Think You Can Dance.
What kind of judge will Maddie be? How will Maddie critique the contestants?
“It’s weird for me, because I’m not the one competing,” Maddie explained. “I’m the one giving feedback to the kids.”
“I’ll just be honest and give them my feedback,” Maddie revealed. “In a nice way though, because I’m not an adult, so I really can’t be rude to them, and I would never be rude to them anyways.”
Previously, there were rumours about Maddie leaving Dance Moms.
There were reports in the media. Melissa, Maddie’s mother, initially denied that her kids were leaving the show. Melissa eventually confirmed the news and pulled Maddie (and Mackenzie) out of the Abby Lee Dance Company. Why? So the family could focus on Maddie’s career.
Maddie will be judging SYTYCD with Paula Abdul.
Maddie and Paula met before, briefly. Maddie (7-years-old at the time) auditioned for Paula’s show, Live to Dance. “But this is the first time I actually met her, met her,” admitted Maddie.