Olympic Skater Tara Lipinski Behind The Scenes at 'SYTYCD'


Tara Lipinski guest judges on So You Think You Can Dance and the Olympic skater took us behind the scenes!

No stranger to hard work and competition, Tara was only 15 years-old when she won Olympic Gold and captured the hearts of America. And now the tables are turned as she judges the contestants vying for the title of America's Favorite Dancers on the FOX reality competition.

"I am aware of the lines and the fluidity of the motion that you're supposed to see from a dancer and correct form," Tara says of what she's looking for in the dancers. "But what it comes down to for every single dancer is the motion and the personality and feeling. That passion on stage."

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Tara takes ET cameras backstage of SYTYCD and learns some interesting facts from host Cat Deeley about her live show preps.

"I always have a glass of champagne before I go on," Cat reveals.

Watch the video to see more of the antics behind the scenes. You catch all-new episodes of So You Think You Can Dance Monday nights 8/7c on FOX.