USMagazine, Saturday, August 4, 2012, 2:45pm (PDT)
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.