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Nick Jonas: New 'American Idol' Judge?

Nick Jonas: New 'American Idol' Judge?

Nick Jonas has expressed his interest in filling one of the open judge seats for the upcoming season of American Idol!

The 19-year-old singer and heartthrob posted to his Twitter about it – “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”

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If he’s selected, Nick will join Mariah Carey as a judge this season.

WHAT DO YOU THINK about Nick Jonas being an American Idol judge?

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  • Angela

    I think it’s wonderful. Nick would be a great AI judge.

  • Rhett

    Yawn …

  • mlllllllllllle


  • No name

    Kinda desperate….

  • Villain

    Mariah Carey should now tell NO.

  • ics

    f*ck off, kiddo….

  • Anon

    No…. JUST NO. He would be terrible!!!! I’ve heard him in interviews. He’s way too shy and awkward. He’s really irrelevant these days, also.

  • jools

    we want Adam Lambert!

  • Jennica Panettiere

    What is up with giving these kids who have no longevity in the industry the right to judge other people? My god. This guy was part of a bubblegum pop band a few years ago who are like hasbeens now.

  • Mackey1

    Ridiculous!!!!!!! First Mariah Carey and now this has been is being considered as a judge. SERIOUSLY??? Why don’t you just go hire a bum off the street. Are the producers so desperate that they are considering anyone who throws their name in a hat. If AI producers are gonna be considering judges like these just cancel the show already. It’s bad enough that they hired J-Lo before and we got winners like Scotty (I REALLY SUCK) Mccreery and Phillip (SNOOZEFEST) Phillips. It’s time they realize this show is OVER!

  • Marie

    Good thing I quit watching years ago. I like the guy but he’s still very young with a very lot to learn. I wouldn’t want to be up on that stage being judged by a 19 year old teen pop singer. I would want someone who has been in the business for a very long time long before Nick was even born.

  • Rita

    The Jonas Brothers peaked like 5 years ago. Why would AI want a d-lister on the show? Well, unless they’re now trying to kill the show on purpose.

  • KissThis

    Oh please no…

  • anon

    He ‘s so cute and for those questionig his age, he may end up being the most mature in his approach to judging. Mariah thinks she’s 19 and Nick think he’s 30. perfect!

  • Kayla

    This move is better than Simon Cowell’s X Factor move with Demi Lovato. That girl is jacked up.

  • Jennica Panettiere

    @anon: Anyone can think they act older than they are and at least Mariah has released music that adults buy. Here’s a reality check for you, when Mariah released her first album, Nick wasn’t even born yet, that’s longevity for you.

  • Jesse555

    Sincerely awful choice and so yawn worthy. Mediocre talent with zero charisma. Not an interesting choice in the least. Why??? So many better choices. I would go with Adam Lambert. Now there is a talent extraordinaire with enough charisma to power a solar energy plant!!

  • Jane

    Oh yeah let’s make Adam Lambert a judge because he is so successful! Oh wait….
    Reality check: Nick Jonas has worked with way more influential artists than Lambert ever will (stevie wonder, seal, john legend, jamie fox…etc..). Adam Lambert may be older, but Nick has successfully been in show business longer.. (Smash, anyone? Les Mis? Anyone?)
    If not Nick (which might be chosen for the demographic of viewers he would draw in), then someone who people AT LEAST care about. Seriously.
    Adam Lambert is virtually a nobody. Sorry bout it.

  • Mikey8787

    Nick may not be “adult” music- whatever that means. But it’s all about who they want to watch the show. I’m absolutely POSITIVE that no one above the age of 12 and below the age of 40 watches it… hence Nick Jonas, or someone who’d appeal to the teen/twenties.
    Duh, people.

  • me

    @Jennica Panettiere:

    No self-respecting adult has bought a Mariah Carey album in the last 17 years. She is now famous for being famous.

  • Carly

    I think he would be a great addition to the team. He was always my favorite Jonas brother…

  • Jason

    So sad about Jane.

  • Nan


    Are you kidding??? Where have you been for the past 3 years? Adam Lambert is perfect for this job . Experienced( Project Runway, Majors and Minors, AI mentor), charismatic, eloquent, intelligent, talented (What a voice!), honest, witty and easy on the eyes! I know a lot of people who would tune in just to see Adam.

  • adamfan

    @Jane: Adam just fronted Queen for 6 shows in Europe last month and Slash said he only came on AI because of Adam. Adam’s career is just taking off whereas Jonas’ is over. He was a Disney kid star. He’s a nice guy but is not outgoing enough to judge others. He’s too shy.

  • adamfan

    @Nan: SO TRUE!

  • http://Adamsfevergirl Tracy

    Nick Jonas ? What has he done? Give me a break!!! Adam has more pure talent in his balls than nick can ever imagine!

  • Hubert

    Adam lambert fan girls. So sad.

  • http://Adamsfevergirl Tracy

    Aww Hubert. So sad you can not come back with something even more wittier. Now that is SAD

  • Yep


    “We Belong Together” was the biggest song of the last DECADE, the 2000′s, as stated by Billboard. Sung by Mariah Carey.

    Sorry but you have no idea what you are talking about.

  • http://twitter m3eeeeeeeeeee

    I think Justin bieber should be a judge insted of mariachi carry she Sufis go justin

  • Nwvotes

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  • slynnc

    Love your description of Adam!!!:)

  • slynnc

    @Jane: Since Adam is like 10 years older I do believe he has more experience. Adam has been doing musical theater since age 10. (Nick wasn’t even born yet.) He also has 10 years of vocal training. I guess you didn’t know he just fronted “Queen” for 6 European concerts. By the way, Brian May and Roger Taylor think his vocals are one in one hundred million and he’s extremely professional.

  • $NAPP$

    I thought it was great to hear that Snoop Dogg is interested and he might get the position or Brad Paisley but Nick Jonas. I don’t think he has the talent to be a judge on American Idol and I’m hoping he doesn’t get the gig. I love to watch AI and I’ve done so for awhile but Nick being on the show might ruin that. I’m looking forward to watching my episodes all commercial free using the Auto Hop feature. I have the option a day after my primetime shows have recorded I’m able to skip the commercials. I was thrilled when my coworker at Dish showed me how it works, since most of the shows I watch are recorded off PrimeTime Anytime. Now I’ll have the freedom to either watch the commercials or skip them. I get more enjoyment not having to watch commercials every ten minutes and I save battery life too.

  • lah

    @Jane: Adam is also the Executive Producer of his sophmore album, which has gotten major critical aclaim. Adam has been singing since the age of ten. He has sung in musicials, on cruise ship, underground clubs, rock band, done demos, frontman for Queen, and his own pop/rock albums. He headlined his own successful internation tour. He has the experience of AI as contestant and mentor and has mentored/judged on other TV programs. Adam is also articulate, charismatic, and extremely knowledgable about music. Meatloaf also stated that he is in awe of s Adam’s voice and considers him up there with Arthea Franklin and Whitney Houston.

  • lah

    @Hubert: @Mikey8787: Come on, anyone between the age of 25-40 won’t know anything about Nick Jonas.

  • Mrs. W

    Met him several times. No charisma, at all! Brother Kevin would fit the part. He’s sharp and outgoing. Nick should go to college and stop acting so grown up. Your only 19 once.