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
Pharrell Picture

"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?

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American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]