Nick Jonas: Yes, I'm in the Running to Be American Idol Judge

Entertainment Aug. 4, 2012 AT 5:45PM
Nick Jonas attends the 66th Annual Tony Awards at The Beacon Theatre on June 10, 2012 in New York City. Nick Jonas attends the 66th Annual Tony Awards at The Beacon Theatre on June 10, 2012 in New York City. Credit: Jason Kempin/WireImage

Straight from a JoBro's mouth!

Day after Us Weekly reported that Nick Jonas was a frontrunner to fill one of the two vacant seats at the judges' table of American Idol, the singer confirmed the possibility -- and his unabashed enthusiasm! -- via Twitter on Saturday.

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"The rumors are true … I am being considered to be a judge on American Idol," Jonas, 19, wrote to his 4.6 million followers. "And it would be a dream come true if it happens. #nickonidol."

Insiders told Us last Monday that, in the wake of the departures of Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez -- plus the rumored transition of judge Randy Jackson to a mentoring role -- both Jonas plus rapper/producer Pharrell Williams were contenders to join the panel. Mariah Carey was confirmed as a new judge July 20, with sources telling Us she'll earn a whopping $18 million a year.

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What makes Jonas a perfect fit? "[American Idol producers] think he can help bring that younger demo to the show," a source told Us.

39-year-old Williams (who has produced hit records for Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Gwen Stefani), meanwhile, is currently negotiating his contract. "Everything is looking good," a source said.

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A rep for FOX had no comment on Monday about Jonas and Williams.

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