'ABDC' judge JC Chasez talks boy bands and tonight's Drake performances

"It's a really tight race [on 'ABDC'] this year," JC Chasez said, shown here in 2011.

Story highlights

  • Wednesday's episode of "America's Best Dance Crew" will be performances of Drake songs
  • "Drake is a great change-up," said judge and former NSYNC member JC Chasez
  • Chasez said there's no room for an NSYNC reunion right now
Seven seasons into judging "America's Best Dance Crew," JC Chasez likes to "go into it fresh every week."
It's easier said than done with dozens of dance crews floating around in the former NSYNC member's head at any given time. Tonight's performances of Drake songs will likely go a long way toward a little mental spring cleaning, though. After routines to Britney, Madonna, and Flo Rida tracks,
"Drake is a great change-up," said Chasez. "The Flo Rida music is very high-paced and energetic, and you're dealing with two female icons who do dance music. Drake's tempo is totally different musically. That's what I'm looking forward to. It's going to be really, really interesting to see how these crews adjust."
Below, Chasez talks about the latest crop of "ABDC" competitors, teases upcoming superstars, names some of his favorite routines in the show's history, dishes on "The Voice" and the current boy band resurgence, and addresses rumors of an NSYNC reunion.
"It's a really tight race [on 'ABDC'] this year," Chasez admitted. He's been most surprised by the Elektrolytes. "On my first viewing... I thought they were really good, but I didn't know if they possessed what it took to go all the way," he said, "but last week's performance really opened up my eyes." He also named Mos Wanted and 8 Flavahz as two early standouts this season but says any of the crews "could all go all the way if they keep improving."
For sure, the competitors will need to keep upping the ante with the line-up of superstars to come, including LMFAO, Jennifer Lopez, and David Guetta, to name a few. Chasez is especially excited for the Guetta set because
"DJs are so prominent now in music." He