Insiders say that singer Nick Jonas and rapper/producer Pharrell Williams are both in negotiations to join the show.
Idol producers hope Nick — who made his career playing with siblings Joe and Kevin in the Jonas Brothers — will draw a younger viewership. He just finished a stint on broadway in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
“Nick is pretty close to signing to be the Idol judge,” said one source. “They flew him in to L.A. last week for final meetings.”
Pharrell is reportedly still working out contract details with the producers. He’s well known for his group N.E.R.D. and production work with the likes of Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, and Gwen Stefani. He's even worked with Idol's newest judge, Mariah Carey.