A ‘DWTS’ Judge Shakeup Is Exactly What the Dance Show Needs

'Dancing With the Stars' judhes Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, and Bruno Tonioli

Since season one, Dancing With the Stars has had a pretty solid fan base. They've found a formula that works with judges and different dance styles. Oh, and the super attractive contestants don't hurt either. What do you do when things get comfortable, though? Switch things up. Well, that's what Maksim Chmerkovskiy thinks the show should do, anyway.

The dance pro spoke with Wetpaint about getting rid of the judges, saying that sometimes "they don't really say what they truly believe," and that it's the right time to bring in some new faces.

Hey, it may not be a horrible idea. Heck, the season that American Idol brought in Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler had some of their highest ratings yet. Could the same work for DWTS?

I think yes.


All of these talent-based shows pride themselves on having big names on their judging panel. Out of them all, though, the three judges on Dancing With the Stars are the least recognizable to the general public. Bringing in some new names, some bigger names, could not only give the show a new feeling but also has the potential to bump up the ratings.

So who would join the new judging panel? Well, while there's no news that this is actually happening -- I have a few suggestions of my own of who would make a great addition. For one, bring in some stars who have had serious dancing backgrounds. Usher comes to mind, Janet Jackson comes to mind, heck, throw the Biebs on there. Yeah, these are all pop-y artists, but there's potential elsewhere, too. Top choreographers, big Broadway names, the options are endless. Either way, I guess we'll just have to wait and see what's in store for season 16.

Do you think DWTS should change up their judging panel?


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