Despite rumors that Adam Lambert was in the running for a judging seat on American Idol next season, it seems that Nick Jonas will be joining the judging panel alongside Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson. Recent news reports are indicating that Nick has almost secured the open judge seat for next season. Hollywood Life reports that, "A production source tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively that Nick is '99 percent' confirmed for the gig, but it's ultimately Mariah's decision."
Even if Nick Jonas does not ultimately become the judge, it does not look good for the possibility that it would be Adam. Just this morning, Adam confirmed that nothing was in the works for him to become a judge on the show. In a phone interview for Australia's The Kyle and Jackie O Show, Adam said that although he is interested, he has not been asked. He said, "I would love to do it if the opportunity was presented to me. If I was asked, I would be thrilled. But I haven't heard anything yet. So, you know. I think you guys will know when I know. If I know." He further stated, "I think it would be really cool. I think it would be a really interesting experience to be on the other side of the table and just try to do my best to help contestants go through the experience, having done it myself." Listen to Adam's full interview on The Kyle and Jackie O Show on their website, where he also talks about karaoke, 50 Shades of Grey, and John Travolta.
Many of Adam's fans were hoping that he would be a judge on American Idol since rumors began months ago. Adam remained very tight-lipped about it, and this was the first he has commented in an interview that he has not been asked to be a judge. This is too bad, because having been the runner-up on the show, he certainly knows what it takes to succeed on American Idol. Nothing official has been announced about the final judging panel for the show, but it looks unlikely that Adam Lambert will be among them.
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