Nick Jonas reveals why he has a leg up on his ‘Voice’ competitors
Nick Jonas has had one of the busiest years of his life after reuniting with the Jonas Brothers and marrying actress Priyanka Chopra. But despite these major milestones, the 27-year-old singer and actor isn’t slowing down. Instead, he says that he’ll continue to take new opportunities as they come, and feels “lucky” for it.
“How lucky are we to get to juggle things, you know? And that’s sort of the position that I take,” he tells Yahoo Entertainment. “If it becomes overwhelming and I don’t feel like I’m doing my best work, then I’ll take a step back to live some life and to be inspired again. But at the moment, the work is actually inspiring me.”
Alongside this year’s return of the Jonas Brothers — which included an album release, documentary, an American tour and an upcoming book — the youngest Jonas also acted in movies Midway and Jumanji: The Next Level. His most exciting move, however, might just be his most recent, which is the announcement that he’s joining Season 18 of The Voice.
After making the big reveal in early October, fans are already gearing up to see how Jonas will navigate his role as the youngest coach to appear on the NBC show, alongside seasoned coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Blake Shelton. He says that aside from giving the show’s audience an opportunity to learn more about him and his two-decade-long career, he also hopes to bring a new perspective and energy to coaching.
“Fans of the [Jonas] Brothers or people that are aware of kind of my work will know, but those that are fans of The Voice might learn just a bit about my background — whether it’s musical theater or the acting side of things. All of it is influential in the way that I will coach my team,” he explains. “But also, I’m the youngest coach and I’m excited to come in with some new energy. It’s my first season, they’ve all done it before.”
Particularly when working with younger contestants, who can be as young as 12 years old, Jonas feels uniquely equipped to deal with the challenges that come. Still, he acknowledges that social media and the pressures of being a teen in the spotlight today might be a little different than when he was new to the industry — although he won’t necessarily use that as an excuse to go easy on his team.