When I first heard Nick Jonas was being considered for an American Idol judge I just assumed he was one of those people just thrown into the mix for drama. He’s young, but really the Jonas Brothers have vanished from the spotlight over the past few years. However, Nick recently posted this on his Twitter account:
@NickJonas: The rumors are true… I am being considered to be a judge on American Idol, and it would be a dream come true if it happens. #nickonidol
Will Idol go the X Factor way and take a young Disney artist? If you remember, Nick’s brother Joe was a guest judge on American Idol 9 before Ellen joined the panel. Recently, Nick has appeared “SMASH” with Katharine McPhee and starred in “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.” Nick could be filling that quota that was originally discussed to be filled by someone like Miley Cyrus. Nick definitely seems on-board with the job, and I’m sure Idol wouldn’t be willing to pay him more than a few million, if that. Nick then also fills the “cheap judge” spot. He could also pull in his fangirl army for a ratings bump, but isn’t that also guaranteeing another WGWG then?
I have to wonder if Idol gave Nick the okay to post that tweet though. Usually they like to swirl up drama and announce judges spontaneously. Regardless, if Nick takes/is offered the job, where does that leave Brad Paisley, Randy Jackson, and Pharrell? At this point, I’d say the panel is shaping up to look like Nick, Mariah, and Brad. Just a guess. Don’t see any chemistry there whatsoever.