Joe Jonas says he signed up to be on absurd reality music show The Next because he wanted to piss about with fellow judges Nelly, Gloria Estefan and John Rich (us neither).
"What sold me on this one? This one is a lot different than the other ones," the 'Don't Charge Me for the Crime' hitmaker told MTV. "I felt that having this group of artists to work together [with] is so fun. We don't really take ourselves too seriously. We obviously want to find great talent but at the same time, we want to have a great time with it."
This "great time" seems to involve riding around on tractors, working in a Subway and babysitting fifteen children, but there is also a very serious job to do.
"I like to sit back and watch these artists and get to know them on their own stage because you want to see what they're like, what drives them as a musician and connects [them] with a crowd," Joe said of his 'mentoring' technique.
"Is it because they want to be famous, or is it because they can't help but sing? That's what I look for, I look for those artists who maybe didn't have that chance they deserved, or got screwed over by a record label — things like that."