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

Nick Jonas attends the 66th Annual Tony Awards at The Beacon Theatre on June 10, 2012 in New York City. 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.

"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.

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.

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

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