When the latest crop of crews takes the dance floor for the fifth season of MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew,” they’ll see a new face at the judges’ table: R&B singer [artist id="1873941"]Omarion[/artist] has been named the newest judge on the dancing-competition series.
“He is an accomplished dancer, artist and actor who knows what makes a good dance crew performance,” said Liz Gateley, senior vice president of series development for MTV. “We are very excited for him to join Lil Mama and JC Chasez as our third judge.”
“I’m so excited to be a judge on MTV’s ‘America’s Best Dance Crew,’ ” Omarion said in a statement. “Dancing and performing is what I do and being a judge on this show will allow me to give creative feedback to the newest and hottest dancers on the rise.”
The 25-year-old singer/actor rose to fame as a member of the boy band B2K before setting out on his own. He has released three solo albums including his latest, Ollusion, which dropped January 12. He’s appeared in several television and film roles, most notably in the 2004 dance drama “You Got Served.”
“Omarion is a great friend, and I am looking forward to him joining the ‘ABDC’ family,” said Randy Jackson, executive producer of “America’s Best Dance Crew.” “Season five is going to be blazing hot.”
Original judge Shane Sparks was arrested in December and charged with eight counts of felony child molestation. He is currently awaiting trial.
The fifth season of “America’s Best Dance Crew” premieres January 28 at 10 p.m. ET on MTV.