cher dancing with the stars judge interview gi 'Dancing with the Stars': Cher talks being a guest judge

“Dancing with the Stars” is bringing in the guest judges this season, and the biggest name of all is Cher. The legendary singer and diva will be the special guest on Monday (Nov. 4). In addition to judging the dancers, Cher will be performing two of her songs.

What does Cher herself think about that? The singer spoke to reporters before her “DWTS” appearance to talk about nerves, costumes and what she will be looking for.

Since Cher is not exactly a ballroom-dancing expert, she is a little nervous about being a judge. “I am so not qualified to be judging on a technical basis, because I don’t know anything about ballroom dancing,” Cher explained. “I don’t want anyone to not have all the breaks they would have from someone with expertise. That’s a little frightening!”

What is she worried about specifically? “I just don’t want to be responsible for someone getting a different mark than a professional would give them,” she said.

Fortunately, “Dancing with the Stars” has been coaching Cher as much as possible on what to expect. She also has a little help from her own family. Son Chaz Bono competed in Season 13 of the show and was stopping by on Friday night to give Mom some dancing tips.

In keeping with her diva status, Cher was much more confident when it came to costumes. “What do you think?” she asked when questioned about whether or not she had a costume picked out. “There’s three of them. But it’s not all what you’d think. It’s not all beaded, because the dancers are taking care of that.”

So does this judging stint mean that Cher might consider being a “DWTS” contestant herself? Don’t hold your breath: “I think I wouldn’t do it, because I would be too frightened,” the singer explained.

“Dancing with the Stars” air Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC.

Posted by:Laurel Brown