Julianne Hough's 'DWTS' Appearance Makes Us Crave a Judging Shakeup

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julianne houghGuys, Julianne Hough is back on Dancing With the Stars! Okay okay, so she was back on the hit show last night. The former dancing pro put her talents to good use as a guest judge, subbing for Len Goodman. And I'll be real with you: It was a nice change-up from the normal.

Really! Aside from Julianne's beautiful looks, her dancing knowledge really showed through and it seemed like she was having an awesome time. Watching the dancer behind the table made me wonder, could the hit ABC show benefit from a mix-up at the judging table? I remember back when there were rumors that we'd be seeing new faces this season, and I was excited about the possibility then.

Now, after seeing Julianne there, I'm sure that a judging mix-up would do the show some good.

It's not that I don't like the current judges. I think they're entertaining to watch, and it does make a major difference to have people sitting behind the table who really know what they're talking about. (Which is probably why even though Ellen DeGeneres is hilarious, she wasn't exactly a great American Idol judge.) I just think some fresh faces could bring some new life to the show, just like the fresh cast does every year.

I mean think about it: there have been some stellar past contestants that would be excellent behind the judges' table. My top pick? Mario Lopez, hands down. I also think movers and shakers like Maria Menounos, Brandy, and Nicole Scherzinger would be fabulous contenders.

Hey, to each their own. One thing we can all agree on, though? Julianne looked absolutely fabulous up there last night. Check her out judging Christina Milian and partner Mark Ballas:

Would you want to see new judges on Dancing With the Stars?


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Loved her as a judge last night!

Chris Hille


Diane Shank Orr

no keep the judges who they are!!!!!!!!! Julianne needs to be a dancer.

Susan H Cash

I disagree about Mario Lopez or the other celebs mentioned.. They do not have years and years of Ballroom dancing experience...The differnece between them and Julianne is she is on par with the other judges with dance knowledge.How many times do you think Mario has done the quick step since leaving dWTS??????

Sharon Lucas Murphy

Julianne would be GREAT but Not for Len....for Bruno. He's getting obnoxious and needs to quit taking up precious time with the new format. Julianne made helpful comments and used her dancing knowledge well. However I didn't appreciate her comment to Mark. It was unnecessary.

nonmember avatar Wpbpatfl

Len needs to stay. He's the only judge who insists the pros follow the rules of the dance. I wouldn't mind a replacement for Bruno or Carrie Ann, if the replacement is a talented dancer and not some celebrity fluff.

Celeste Overby

I wish Julian could replace Bruno. He's too outragous. I mute him. CarrieAnn can get carried away sometimes too. But I definitely think the show needs judges with professional dance experience not past contestants. 


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