Nick Jonas says he's "being considered" for "American Idol"

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 29: Actor/singer Nick Jonas attends the 7th Annual Shubert Foundation /MTI Broadway JR. Student Program at Shubert Theatre on May 29, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images) Mike Coppola

Nick Jonas attends the 7th Annual Shubert Foundation /MTI Broadway JR. Student Program on May 29, 2012, in New York.
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(CBS/AP) One of the Jonas Brothers may be heading to "American Idol."

Nick Jonas told fans on Twitter over the weekend that he's in the running to join the show's judging panel.

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"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," he tweeted on Saturday.

The 19-year-old added in another Twitter message: "Loved seeing all your amazing response to#NickOnIdol keep it coming!"

If Jonas signs on for "Idol," he'd be filling one of the seats left open by departing judges Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez. Country singer Brad Paisley and rapper Pharrell Williams are also reported to be in the running.

Last month, Mariah Carey inked a deal to serve as a judge on the show's 12th season. According to Entertainment Weekly, there's no word yet on whether original "Idol" judge Randy Jackson will return.

Jonas appeared on Broadway earlier this year in the revival of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," and had a role on the NBC series "Smash."

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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