The Disney Channel has created its first-ever competition exclusively for kids and tweens, called “Make Your Mark: Ultimate Dance-off Shake It Up Edition.”
Six finalists have been selected to compete at the event in Hollywood, and viewers will ultimately decide the winner.
The winner will be featured on an episode of “Shake It Up!” as a spotlight dancer.
Nineteen-year-old starlet Selena Gomez will serve as a judge on the television special, along with fellow Disney actors Roshon Fegan and Debby Ryan.
The finalists are from varying states and between 10 to 15 years old. The competitors include two dancing duos and a large group of four in the contest for the Grand Prize.
Disney’s hit teen sitcom series “Shake It Up” premiered in 2010 and has been renewed for a second season, which began last month.
“Make Your Mark” will air on the Disney Channel Friday at 8:30 p.m. ET.
Access Hollywood reported Gomez saying, “I have never judged anything, I’m kind of excited.”
The actress/singer is reportedly going through a break-up from superstar Justin Bieber.
“Justin is still like a kid,” said an undisclosed source speaking to ShowBizSpy.com. “All he wants to do is watch movies and play video games.”
Gomez is reportedly “growing increasingly frustrated” with Bieber and “wants to go out and have romantic dinners,” said the source.
In the upcoming film adaptation of Jay Asher’s novel, 13 Reasons Why, Gomez will play a teen who commits suicide. The career move is a bold one in comparison to her past roles on the Disney Channel.
Recent reports indicate that the actress will also host this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards in Belfast. The show airs on MTV Sunday, Nov. 6 and will feature performances by Coldplay, Jessie J, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.