There soon may be another important Nick in Mariah Carey’s life: A tweet from singer and actor Nick Jonas Saturday confirmed that he’s in the running to fill one of American Idol’s open judge slots for Season 12.
“The rumors are true,” he tweeted. “I am being considered to be a judge on American Idol, and it would be a dream come true if it happens.”
The 19-year-old singer/songwriter got his TV start when he and brothers Kevin and Joe were cast in the Disney Channel’s Jonas. His gigs since the show wrapped in 2010 have centered on music, too; they include playing Smash’s Lyle West and performing in Les Miserables’ televised 25th anniversary concert as Marius. He also recently finished a four-month run as the lead in the Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
Joe, meanwhile, is a mentor on The CW’s The Next: Fame is at Your Doorstep, another music competition. Kevin will soon premiere in Married to Jonas, an E! reality show about his new marriage to Danielle Deleasa.
Idol’s Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler both announced their exits in July, and in their wake, Fox confirmed that the divalicious Carey had accepted its offer to be a Season 12 judge. Randy Jackson, Carey’s co-manager and the last remaining original Idol judge, is rumored to be stepping down to a mentor position with the show next season – meaning that if Jonas does get the call, the network still may have one empty chair left to fill. Former Idol Adam Lambert and The Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie have come up as possibilities.
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