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Nick Jonas hopes to discover the next Willow Smith

Nick Jonas recently announced that he will be launching a new musical talent contest called Quaker Chewy Superstar Search and has now revealed his intentions for it. 

Speaking to MTV News, the star explained that he hopes to uncover the next Willow Smith or Greyson Chance, as the competition is open only to those aged between 8-14 years old:

"I think for this particular competition I have to keep it in the mindset of young artists at this moment so I'd say somebody with the overall star power and star qualities of Willow Smith, with the artistry of Greyson Chance, who is really talented,"

He will be scouring the contestants' audition tapes to look for a particular quality, and added:

"I think the qualities that I'm looking [for is] somebody that can really take the songs and make it their own. I'm excited, 'cause if we can find a young person who's as passionate about music as I was then we'll be in really good shape."

Watch a recent interview with Nick, in which he opens up about working on the project, here: