Nick Jonas is living a dream life as a rock star, but as a kid, he had a more lofty ambition: to live in the White House.
“My goal was to become a president one day,” says the 16-year-old musician-actor and all-around teen heartthrob. “I’ve kind of been thinking about it since the time I was 7.”
For now, he’ll have to settle for being a part of the historic inauguration of Barack Obama with brothers Nick and Joe.
The Jonas Brothers are playing a concert tonight in Washington, D.C., for military families. Set to air on the Disney Channel (8 p.m., cable channel 41 in Spokane, 32 in Coeur d’Alene), it will also feature Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato and Bow Wow. Jill Biden and Michelle Obama will host.
“We’re just really pumped to be there with such a historical inauguration,” Nick Jonas said.
The Grammy-nominated trio said they’ll perform “Love Bug” and “Burnin’ Up” – particular favorites of the Obama daughters, Malia and Sasha.
It won’t be the first time the Jonas Brothers have come face-to-face with Sasha and Malia.
“Very sweet girls,” Nick Jonas said. “We met ’em when we were on ‘Ellen.’ And it was before he became the president-elect. So we’ll see them again now and give them a big ‘congratulations.’ ”
The Jonas Brothers visited the White House under the Bush administration to perform at the Easter Egg Roll.
The group, which is up for best new artist at the Grammys, is set to perform at the awards show Feb. 8.
They’re also starring in a film due in theaters next month: “Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience.”
“It’s exciting for us to finally get to do something like this and have our first movie and especially do it with what we love, music,” Joe Jonas said. “And hopefully everyone will like it.”