EXCLUSIVE: Joe Jonas Will Judge ‘The Next: Fame Is At Your Doorstep’ [AUDIO]
On One Direction Members Keeping Their Relationships a Secret:
“I think they definitely want people to think they’re single. I mean, I’ve been through it you know, and I get it and I understand that it’s important.” Joe continued, ”I can always tell if they do have a girlfriend or if they don’t. If they’re like, ‘Oh, I’d rather not talk about it…’ Or they’re like, ‘I like to keep my personal life to myself,’ it’s like, ‘Buddy, your personal life is all over everywhere, what are you talking about?’”
On Demi Lovato’s X-Factor Gig:
“I think she’s going to be great. I’m so happy for her, we spoke about it and she is in such a good place right now and I know that she is going to be able to really influence a lot of people out there, not only people that have gone through a tough time, it’s a great thing for her.”
On “The Next: Fame Is At Your Doorstep”
“The Next,” is set to premiere on the CW in August, is a singing competition produced by Dave Broome and Queen Latifah, featuring judges Joe Jonas, Gloria Estefan, John Rich, and Nelly as they move in with contestants for 72 hours for the ultimate mentoring experience.
“The series is a music talent show, I’m really excited about it…I’m going to be moving in with someone. The judges will be going to different cities in the states. There will be four people auditioning in each city and these artists are going to be either people that had a chance in the past, maybe they possibly got dropped from a record label. Also there will be people that are local stars or local celebrities.”
But where will Judge Joe be staying? ”I’m going to be living with them for 72 hours, I’m going to be spending time with their families, learning about them, say they flip burgers, I’m going to be flipping burgers with them, just so that its really hands-on so that I can really get to know this artist so that we can work together for this audition. It’s going to be a lot of fun I am really looking forward to it.”
On Judging The Miss USA Pageant:
“Well when Miss Rhode Island answered the audience gave her a standing ovation. I walked up to her afterwards and asked ‘How did you do that question so well?’ That was a really tough question, the world is watching her and what she says and you have to be really careful. The way she went over it so well, for me that is what won me over, her great answer.” But was that the only thing? Was the judge able to remain impartial? “The bathing suits definitely helped, I’m not gonna lie!”
“What’s funny about the show is that I’m not even allowed to see any of the contestants. I wasn’t allowed to see any of the contestants until we judged, or their families, because they said their families are so aggressive.” Joe reminds, ”In the past years, they’ve offered (the judges) things like cars to let their daughters win, they’ve offered them massive houses in say, Maryland. Random stuff like that.
Where can you next see Joe? He is set to appear in the FOX show “The Choice”, a blind dating show that matches celebrities with fans, which premieres June 7. Also both Joe and Nick Jonas will be making appearances on big brother Kevin‘s E! reality show ”Married To Jonas,” a show chronicling newlyweds Kevin and Danielle Jonas as they attempt a life of suburban normalcy. The show will also feature The Jonas Brothers busy at work recording their upcoming album, the first in three years.