Joey Fatone on his "DWTS" elimination and judging "Dance Showdown"
Joey Fatone and Kym Johnson become the second couple eliminated on "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars" during the results show on Oct. 3, 2012. / ABC
(CBS News) Joey Fatone came in second place when he first competed on "Dancing with the Stars" in 2007. But on "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars" this week, he wasn't as lucky.
The former NSYNC singer and his partner, Kym Johnson, were eliminated during Tuesday's results show, making them the second pair sent home. But Fatone doesn't have hard feelings about the outcome.
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"It's a completely different season, a season where six people have won it already," he told CBSNews.com this week. "Some of them are out for blood, some of them are here to have fun. I was here to have fun. Maybe I should have been more out for blood, but hey, I had a good time."
Fatone said it was "great" to be paired up with Johnson again for the all-star season. When asked which "DWTS" pair he thought was the biggest competition, he was democratic.
"All of them," he responded. "Because everyone is so good."
Now, Fatone is the one judging dancing hopefuls. He's on the judging panel for the second season of "Dance Showdown," which kicked off Friday on the DanceOn network on YouTube.
The show pairs YouTube celebrities with professional dancers as they compete for a chance to win up to $100,000. Other judges include choreographer Laurieann Gibson and YouTube personalities Ryan Higa, Shane Dawson and Dave Days.
"I like that 'Dance Showdown' gave me to opportunity to be on the other side of the table and actually watch the dancers," he said.
And what will he look for when judging?
"I'm looking for that triple threat," he revealed in the show's first episode. "If you can't dance all amazingly but you may have the greatest personality, I'm definitely going to count that in there."
Watch the premiere of "Dance Showdown" below:
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