Karina Smirnoff has a great idea for the next season of "Dancing with the Stars" and it's something that fans may very well champion to happen. In an interview with OK! Magazine, posted on Monday, May 26, Karina said that for season 19 of the show, she wants to see the eliminated pro dancers serve as guest judges the week after they're eliminated.
She explained that it would be great for the show because as dancers themselves, the pros know what it takes and requires and so their criticisms are going to be very constructive. She said that while celebrity guest judges such as Abby Lee Miller and Donny Osmond are fun, having pros do some judging will be more beneficial to the teams. Karina revealed that she actually wanted to serve as a guest judge on the latest season but the show's producers wouldn't let her.
If Karina doesn't get her way with the pro dancers serving as guest judges the week after they're eliminated idea, she may very well get to judge in another, and much bigger, capacity. When told that judge Len Goodman made a comment that season 18 may be his last, Karina joked that she's going to send in her resume and absolutely campaign to get his job now.
Karina added that out of the three judges, which besides Len consists of Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli, Len is the only one who actually grew up in the ballroom world. She, as a ballroom person, would totally be right for the job.
While Karina Smirnoff has gone far on "Dancing with the Stars" in previous seasons, even winning season 13 with J.R. Martinez, she and her celeb partner Sean Avery were eliminated the second week in on the latest season. Her ex-fiance, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, eventually won the season with his celeb partner Meryl Davis.