This week’s celebrity guest judge on So You Think You Can Dance is “actress”/”dancer” Carmen Electra, and rarely have quotation marks been required to do more work. Fortunately, the cosmos has strived for balance, for this week’s dancing expert guest judge is standout choreographer and SYTYCD season 2 runner-up Travis Wall, making his debut at the SYTYCD judges’ table. Ironically, when recently asked by AfterElton.com whether he’d be a guest judge on the show, Wall demurred. “I don’t think I could ever be a judge,” he said. “I think I’m way too involved in the dance world and the dance convention world and up-and-coming dancers. I know everybody, so I would be so biased judging to, like, put particular people through, because I know all of those kids. Like Season 8: out of the top 20 I know like 14 of them on a personal level, like I’ve choreographed for them before. So… I don’t know… I feel like I’m way too involved to judge.” Cut to last night, when Wall tweeted: “HOLY BALLS!! I just got a call to be the GUEST JUDGE on SYTYCD THIS WEEK! I just s— my pants!!!”
Chat here about how Wall fared when faced with fairly critiquing season 8’s top 14 — and how many meaningful contributions Electra brings to the conversation — then come back to EW.com tomorrow morning for my full So You Think You Can Dance top 14 recap!