While his new album ‘Ollusion’ failed to make waves on the charts, Omarion has found himself a new job. In an official press release issued by MTV today, the singer has been highlighted as the new judge on ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’. Omarion will replace Shane Sparks on the judging panel after the latter faces allegations of child molestation. The 5th season of the hit show premieres on Thursday, January 28th at 10pm ET. Here is an excerpt from the release:
“Omarion is one of the most accomplished, multi-talented young stars of his generation. His music and music videos have influenced hip-hop dance going back to his B2k days and in more recent years as a platinum-selling solo artist,” said Liz Gateley, Senior Vice President of Series Development for MTV. He is an accomplished dancer, artist and actor who knows what makes a good dance crew performance. We are very excited for him to join Lil Mama and JC Chasez as our third judge.”
“Omarion is a great friend and I am looking forward to him joining the ABDC family,” said Randy Jackson, executive producer of “America’s Best Dance Crew.” “Season Five is going to be blazing hot.”
“I’m so excited to be a judge on MTV’s ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’,” says Omarion. “Dancing and performing is what I do and being a judge on this show will allow me to give creative feedback to the newest and hottest dancers on the rise.”
I sense that this is a good move for Omarion. Although he is not the ‘King of Dance’, as he has led himself to believe, he can definitely share his experiences in the business with the next generation. Hopefully the learning goes both ways and he picks up some new tricks from the watching them perform. That way he won’t have to resort to doing the ‘robot’ every single time he goes on stage.