Two front-runners have emerged to fill the two empty seats at the judges’ table on "American Idol," reports USMagazine.com.
They are singer Nick Jonas, 19, and N.E.R.D. rapper Pharrell Williams, 39, the story notes.
Randy Jackson will be moved into a "mentoring role." The Fox show is searching for new judges after the departures of Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler.
Jonas last week met with "Idol" executives for final meetings, while Williams is negotiating the terms of a contract, the story notes. A representative for Fox had no comment, the piece adds.
Mariah Carey is set as one of the judges for the new season, taking over the spot that had been held by Jennifer Lopez, as previously reported.