August 05, 2012 08:00 AM by Shayla Perry
Time to invest in some earplugs, because Season 12 of American Idol could be plagued with the sound of millions of screaming pre-teen girls. Nick Jonas has confirmed that he is in the running to fill one of the vacant spots on the judges’ panel of the FOX show, and he couldn’t be more thrilled about the possibility. How close is he to signing a deal?
If the producers of American Idol are trying to bring in a younger demographic for Season 12, there’s probably no better choice than a Jonas Brother to sit on the judges’ panel. Okay, maybe Justin Bieber…but one of the Jonases is definitely a very close second.
After word got out that he was in talks to join the show, Nick Jonas took to his Twitter page on Saturday (August 4) to confirm the news to his 4.6 million followers. (4.6 million followers who will likely be tuning in to Idol if he gets the job.)
“The rumors are true,” Nick tweeted. “I am being considered to be a judge on American Idol. And it would be a dream come true if it happens.”
Insiders say that the JoBro is nearing a deal and was recently flown to L.A. to meet with execs. Would he even mention anything if he wasn’t certain that the position was his?
With reports that Brad Paisley also made a trip out to L.A. for the same reason, and rapper/producer Pharrell Williams supposedly in the midst of negotiating his contract, all we know for sure is that an announcement will likely be made in the coming weeks. And when it is, we’ll have all the details.
Tell us RTVM: Who would you rather see on the judges’ panel next to Mariah Carey (and Pharrell Williams?) next season — Nick Jonas or Brad Paisley? Which artist do you think will bring in the most viewers? Sound off in the Comments Section below.
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