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

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'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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Ruth Hagenbaugh

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. It's been working out just fine with the Judges they have had, so why change it? DONOT even think about Bieber. I can't stomach him. That would ruin the show forever.

Debbie Lukas

I think you should just leave well enough alone, but have a guest judge every week to help judge them.

Joan Bogorae

yeah,bring Bieber on..he cant form a complete sentence ,but he can judge ..right...

Ginny Manful Clingenpeel

If they are going to stick to ballroom dancing and I hope they do, the judges would have to have the ballroom background to judge honestly. I agree with the guest judge approach. But, the judges have to keep it real and not show favoritism. Sometimes you can tell that it really pains the judge to say something negative about someone they really like.

MaryKay Buckland

Totally agree with Sandy Todd Burns assessment...all the way around!

Anna Acosta

Leave them where they are, they're great!

Patricia Thomas

NO The show is a hit and the judges are former dancers who know what they are doing .Those young people mentioned know nothing about ballroom. I say it is a hit and if it isn't broke
don't fix it.

nonmember avatar Cyndilu

Debbie Allen, Toni Basil, maybe rotate in the previous seasons winner of SYTYCD

Ricardo Lopez

Changeing the Judging will Be a Big Big Mistake! Why not keep the same ones I see the rating on this show is high ,

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