Jennifer Lopez Will Welcome 'So You Think You Can Dance' Winner on Stage in Vegas

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Jennifer Lopez attends the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

The winner of So You Think You Can Dance is going to get a major perk this season -- a chance to dance with Jennifer Lopez at her Las Vegas residency.

Lopez announced the big prize in a taped announcement following the group number on the Fox competition.

"Whether it is a stage or street dancer, I know you are going to choose someone to rip it  because all of the dancers this year are sensational," she told SYTYCD voters. 

So You Think You Can Dance executive producer and judge Nigel Lythgoe said he is "thrilled" that the winning dancer will have the opportunity to join Lopez's "exciting new Las Vegas residency as an addition to our prize package this season."

"Whether it's a member from team street or team stage, we know one of our spectacular dancers will be an amazing addition to the show," he said. 

As previously reported. Lopez is set to premiere her residency starting Jan. 20 at Axis theater stage in Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino (a part of Caesar’s Entertainment).

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“It’s really an exciting prospect for me to create the quintessential Jennifer Lopez experience in Vegas,” she told Billboard. “It’s just an opportunity that is overwhelming and at the same time the most exciting thing that has happened to me in a long time, so I’m giving it all I have.”

The show is getting closer to finding a winner. Last night dancers JJ Rabone and Edson Juarez were sent home.

UPDATE: After press time, this article was updated to include reaction from Nigel Lythgoe.