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 on Broadway.
Idol’s Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler both announced their exits in July, and in their wake, Fox confirmed that the Mariah 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 also come up as possibilities.