Nick Jonas: New Judge on “American Idol”?


Just like his brothers Kevin & Joe, Nick Jonas might be heading back to TV soon!

The 19-year-old is the latest star to have his name thrown around the “American Idol” judge rumor mill. According to Us Weekly, Nick as well as and N.E.R.D. rapper Pharrell Williams are the frontrunners to fill the two vacant seats at the judges’ table.

Mariah Carey was recently announced as a new judge, so there are two spots open as sources reveal Randy Jackson will become a mentor on the show instead. “Nick is pretty close to signing to be the Idol judge,” one insider says. “They flew him in to L.A. last week for final meetings.”

Just like signing Nick’s pal Demi Lovato to “The X Factor,” having Nick on board could definitely bring in a new set of viewers for the long-running show. According to a source, “[American Idol producers] think he can help bring that younger demo to the show.”

Nick is on his way back to LA today…maybe for some more AI meetings? Joe is a mentor on the music reality show “The Next,” so we can definitely see Nick as a perfect fit for “American Idol.”

Do you think Nick should be one of the new judges? Maybe he and Miley could reunite on the judges panel! Who do you think the new judges should be?