Nick Jonas and Pharrell Williams to Become New American Idol Judges?

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The American Idol judging carousel has now stopped at Nick Jonas and Pharrell Williams.

Following the rumor that Brad Paisley was under serious consideration to join this panel on Season 12, Us Weekly has now presented fans with a new scenario: Randy Jackson will be moved to mentoring status and both these young artists will slide in next to Mariah Carey behind the critical desk.

Nick Jonas in a Tux
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"Nick is pretty close to signing to be the Idol judge," one insider says of Jonas. "They flew him in to L.A. last week for final meetings."

Jonas, of course, is very good friends with new X Factor star Demi Lovato. He even played a duet with Lovato during a concert in Los Angeles this month.

Producers reportedly think Nick and Pharrell - who has produced hits for Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Gwen Stefani - can bring a younger demographic to Idol. We had no idea the demographic had grown above 14.

Which of these two options would have you more excited to tune in next year?


Nick is the man! Who's Pharrell Williams?


I don't know how can any body 4get nick inspite of listening his music and talent who don't know nick is missing a lot in life.


Mariah next to a 19 year old Disney star...she'll eat him alive with her Diva mentality. All I can say is it looks like Adam is out and so am I.


@Tracy m 18 and m a huge fan of nick and his brothers. who is nick? a talented young man who write amazing songs, who play piano and guitar like no one else do and who got a voice that is impossible to describe!


who the hell is nick jonas? unless you are under 15 nobody is going to give a crap what he says..justin bieber makes nick jonas look like rubber ducky.Pharrel is going. Next to Adam and Mariah = Awesome team.


God bless nick, just saying :)


Nick Jonas has been in the industry since he was a child. He has written, composed and performed his own creations. Don't let the whole 'Jonas Brothers' persona fool you. He is a really talented man and his critiques will be a refreshing change on Idol.


I would love to see Nick as one of the judges! I am a huge fan on the Jonas Brothers and it would totally make me watch the show from beginning to end. He has good qualities for a judge and is really used to the music business. Especially since the Jonas Bros. are releasing a new album end of this year or beginning of 2013! SOOOOO EXCITED!!!!


Pharrell has been in the music industry since he was 15 or 16 years old. He sings, he raps, he produces, he writes, he has clothing lines, etc. There is nothing that he can't do. I think he would be an excellent addition to the Judge's table.

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