In an interview with The Huffington Post yesterday, Nick Jonas revealed that discussions to join the judges panel of AMERICAN IDOL are "ongoing." As BWW previously reported, an IDOL insider recently told US Weekly that, "Nick is pretty close to signing to be the Idol judge. They flew him in to L.A. last week for final meetings." Jonas was a part of the closing cast of the 2011 Broadway revival of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING.
Jonas told The Post, "[There's been] lots of speculation … it's something I would like to do if it was right, but it's got to be right on both ends." He continued, "It's an ongoing discussion, but as soon as we know if it's right … we'll see."
Jonas maintains that he would be more than qualified to judge the FOX singing competition. "I would be the youngest [judge], but I’ve also been a professional musician for about eight years of my life." Asked if he would have any trouble giving negative feedback to contestants, the singer replied, "That's a major question: Would you be okay to criticize? If I can help someone be better, that's the ultimate goal, not putting them down or making them feel irrelevant. As much as we are going to get along, there still is a bit of tough love there, which is important."
The Jonas Brothers recently announced that they would be reuniting for a one-night only concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The trio has not performed together in over three years.