Credit: Fox Photo: Nicole Scherzinger, X Factor

A little X-Factor is coming to So You Think You Can Dance! Dancer/singer Nicole Scherzinger will perform on Thursday, July 14's elimination episode, where she'll share the stage with tap dancer and choreographer Jason Samuels Smith.

Scherzinger, formerly the lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls, is no stranger to dance: She won Dancing with the Stars Season 10 with partner Derek Hough. Recently, Scherzinge has taken her singing career on the solo track, releasing a solo album in March 2011 called Killer Love, which included a track featuring rapper 50 Cent. Next on this hot tamale’s agenda is serving as a judge alongside Simon Cowell on the Fox reality talent search The X Factor this fall.

Also performing Thursday night is Jason Samuels Smith, who is recognized for his brilliance in tapping and choreography. He received the 2009 Dance Magazine Award, as well as an Emmy and American Choreography Award for a routine that was the opening number for the Jerry Lewis/MDA Telethon.

We’ll have to say good bye to two more talented dancers, bringing us to our Top 10 and changing the ‘game’ for the rest of the competition. Yet, at the same time, it’s hard to not get excited about Thursday nights with such exciting artists are set to perform.

Source: STV Today, Nicole Scherzinger’s Official Site, Divine Rhythm Productions