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Vanessa Hudgens Joins ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ as judge

IANS | Los Angeles |

Actress Vanessa Hudgens has joined season 14 So You Think You Can Dance as a judge.

The "High School Musical" star becomes the third judge for the season, alongside Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy, who will return after a long hiatus from the Fox show, reported Variety.

Hudgens will make her debut on the June 12 season premiere, which will showcase the LA auditions for the long- running dance competition series.

"I am so excited for Vanessa to join Mary and me on the judging panel for the 14th season of 'So You Think You Can Dance.' 

"There was instant chemistry in the audition rounds, and I know the 'SYTYCD' fans will love her as much as we do.

Vanessa is an accomplished artist and brings her own brand of enthusiasm and energy to our panel," said Lythgoe, who in addition to serving as a judge is executive producer.