Nick Jonas to be newest ‘American Idol’ judge?

Figuring out who will be the next judge hired for the mother of all singing competitions, American Idol, has transformed into a media circus. Even before Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler formally resigned their posts, the media was abuzz with reports that Idol executives were searching for new judges. Adam Lambert, a former Idol contestant, was among the celebrities named to fill one of the vacant judge chairs.

Earlier this month, it was reported that Mariah Carey had signed a one year deal to take over for Lopez. Now the search is on to find another judge. Pop musician Nick Jonas, 19, announced yesterday via Twitter that he was in the running for the job. “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”

Jonas recently completely a stint on Broadway in the revival of How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. Previous proprietors of the role were Glee star Darren Criss and Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe. Jonas is currently in the midst of recording a fifth Jonas Brothers album with his brothers and band mates Joe and Kevin.

If Jonas was hired, he would be Idol’s youngest judge. Fox pulled a similar stunt earlier in the year when they hired Britney Spears and Demi Lovato to replace Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger on The X-Factor panel. Pharrell and Snoop Lion (formerly Snoop Dog) have also expressed interest in Idol. 

Nick’s older brother Joe was a guest judge on Idol in 2010.


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Brittany Tenpenny has wanted to be a writer for as long as she could remember. Aside from brief fantasies of pop stardom and becoming the female Indiana Jones, Brittany was dead set on writing. She pursued her dream all through her academic career, becoming a staff writer for "The Argo" at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey where she graduated at the top of her class with a Bachelors of Arts in Communications. Last year, Brittany's fictional pieces were published in the e-book "A Calm Whisper."

Brittany is now a graduate student at Rowan University and is currently working on a novel.