Following all sorts of rumors and predictions of who was to be the third and final judge on FOX’s hit singing competition show for lucky season number 13, it would seem all evidence pointed in the direction of Nick Jonas as the favorite for the choice.
Today, the tables of network decision-making seemed to have done a complete 360 as it is being reported that Nicki Minaj will be the gal for the job.
Us Weekly reports the news…
"I'm not sure the deal is completely done yet, but yes, she is definitely doing it," a source tells Us. "A few more slight things to sign off on but it is happening."
A second source seemed more certain, stating that Nicki is “100% confirmed to judge ‘American Idol.’”
Hollyscoop has reached out for comment… The network has refused to respond to the rumor and we are waiting to hear back from the rapper's rep.
Minaj will begin an overseas tour, however, starting in October. The tour wraps up at the end of December, which just might be perfect timing, as "Idol" has been known to premiere in mid-January…
Already confirmed as a judge on the upcoming season is Mariah Carey, who will reportedly take home a cool $18 million for appearance on the season.
Nick Jonas added to rumors that he was on board via his Twitter account, confirming that he was being considered as a judge.
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.— Nick Jonas(@nickjonas) August 4, 2012
The move amongst the silence from the rest of the field seemed to act as confirmation that the Jonas would be sitting next to Mariah and Randy Jackson come Season 13.
Other rumored potentials for judges have included Miley Cyrus, Adam Lambert, and Katy Perry.