You knew it was going to happen. It was all rather unfortunate. Shane Sparks, who a few weeks ago was charged with several counts of child molestation, is out as a judge for MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew.
When the show begins its fifth season on Thursday, January 28, 10 p.m. (Eastern/Pacific), singer/dancer Omarion will be joining Lil Mama and JC Chasez at the judge’s table.
Here’s the official word from MTV:
“Omarion is one of the most accomplished, multi-talented young stars of his generation. His music and music videos have influenced hip-hop dance going back to his B2k days and in more recent years as a platinum-selling solo artist,” said Liz Gateley, Senior Vice President of Series Development for MTV. He is an accomplished dancer, artist and actor who knows what makes a good dance crew performance. We are very excited for him to join Lil Mama and JC Chasez as our third judge.”
And here’s what Omarion had to say:
“I’m so excited to be a judge on MTV’s ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’,” says Omarion. “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.”
For a sneak peek at Season 5, check out this video.
And take a closer look at one of the chosen crews, Jungle Boogie (click)