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Nick Jonas Will Be ‘American Idol’ Judge If Mariah Carey Approves

Wed, August 15, 2012 2:42pm EDT by Russ Weakland 43 Comments
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A production source tells exclusively that Nick is ’99 percent’ confirmed for the gig, but it’s ultimately Mariah’s decision.

Nick Jonas recently tweeted that becoming an American Idol judge would be a “dream come true,” and now has learned exclusively that Mariah Carey is the only thing standing in the way of his dream becoming a reality! “He hasn’t met up with Mariah yet, but if she signs off on it, he will be the next judge,” an Idol source reveals. “It’s completely her decision. If they have chemistry, and she’s for it, it will be official.”

Is this the part where I write an impassioned letter to Mariah, begging her to give Nick a thumbs up? Because I’ll do it.

There are so many reasons why Nick would make the perfect judge — he’s talented, in touch with the young people, etc. — but most importantly, it would round out the Jonas reality TV trifecta. Kevin Jonas has E!’s Married to JonasJoe Jonas has The CW’s The Next, and it’s only fair that Nick gets a show of his own.

Do you agree that Nick would make the perfect Idol judge? Cast your vote below, then drop me a comment with more of your thoughts:

— Andy Swift, reporting by Russ Weakland

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