As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Mariah Carey has officially joined the AMERICAN IDOL judges panel for 2012, but an announcement has yet to be made regarding who will fill the other two chairs at the table. According to US Weekly, Broadway veteran Nick Jonas is on his way to doing just that. An IDOL insider told US: "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 revival of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING.
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AMERICAN IDOL has been the No. 1 entertainment program among Total Viewers for the past nine consecutive seasons. To date, IDOL alums have produced 349 No. 1 Billboard hits and garnered nearly 250 million iTunes downloads. Last year, Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery released his debut album "Clear As Day," which dominated the Billboard Country Albums chart and has gone platinum, selling more than one million copies. Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips' first single, "Home," which was released May 23, has been certified gold.
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