'Dancing With the Stars' Adds Julianne Hough as New Judge

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Julianne Hough

Stop the presses, people! TMZ is reporting that Dancing With the Stars will have a new judge on Season 19, and while it's a familiar face, it's definitely not the person I would've put in the driver's seat.

Drum roll, please ...

Julianne Hough will be joining Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Bruno Tonioli this time around, so we'll have the pleasure of hearing the contestants critiqued by four pros instead of three.

And I guess we really shouldn't be all that surprised that Julianne got the job, you know, because she's been featured as a guest judge on DWTS a couple of times now.

But something tells me I'm not alone in saying that while Julianne is a good choice, there's definitely one person who would've been a hell of a lot better.

Duh. Maksim Chmerkovskiy!

OMG. Even though he insisted that Season 18 was the last time he'd compete on DWTS, I was still holding out hope that he'd come back to the show, but would be seated at the judges' table as opposed to taking the ballroom floor.

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Aside from the eye candy factor, he would have brought an edge to the group that's missing, which Julianne simply won't be able to do. Sure, she's cute and sweet and all that good stuff, but I'm not sure she'll be taken seriously by the cast members unless she is brutally honest with her comments.

That being said, the addition of Julianne as a fourth judge does have me a little more excited for Season 19. Considering how long DWTS has been running, it can't hurt for them to switch things up a bit on the show to keep it interesting. Change is always a good thing, right?

Do you think Julianne will make a good judge?


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Betty Anne Thomas

Julianne is definitely NOT a good choice. She was extremely inappropriate when she judged Maks when she was on  prior to this. Also , helloooo - her brother is a contestant. She is in a conflict of interest big time. I think it's time for the people who make these decisions to pull their heads out of their behinds and get with the program. Humph!!!

Glenn Simpson

I don't really think this is a good idea.  While I DO think this is good for eye candy (just from the other point of view), even though she is a pro, she's still in her twenties - I don't think she has a place judging other pros who have been doing it for much longer than she has.  It's OK maybe for a guest thing, but not week after week.

nonmember avatar Linda

Having Julianne is a HORRIBLE idea. The comments she made to both Mark Ballas and Maks when she previously judged were totally rude and uncalled for. I just may refrain from watching it this season! :(

Joan Csoka

Good choice. Love her.

Diane M. Jones

First Shanna Burgess not coming back now julieanne as judge - will not be watching this season - Maks would have made a much better judge - and sharna is great - Maks made the show worth watching

nonmember avatar mea

Glad Julianne is coming back. So far, best judge, all the others were being nice but not judging.

Sharon Knapik

Awful choice. No competitive Judging or Coaching experience. Thinks a Jive and Swing are the same, based on her comments as a guest Judge. Ugh. No thanks. Pity she doesn't return as a Pro. Lovely dancer.

Donna Hoy

Not a good choice. Will be judging her brother. Not professional in her remarks as a judge. So many others they could have chosen.

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