By Julie Zied
The scene outside of New York’s Ziegfeld Theatre tonight was a sight to behold, reminiscent of a certain 1960s British Invasion, replete with hundreds of swooning and adoring tween girls, and enough flash bulbs to make any innocent passerby instantly go blind. But it wasn’t John, Paul, George and Ringo they were screaming for, it was the mop-topped acting/singing sibling trio Joe, Kevin, and Nick Jonas of The Jonas Brothers, all decked out in colorful summer suits at the premiere of their new Disney Channel movie Camp Rock. Joining the sibs was the equally colorful cast, including female lead Demi Lovato, and Daniel Fathers, who plays Joe Jonas’s uncle in the movie. Of the Jonas madness, Fathers related it to the Donny Osmond/David Cassidy craze of the 70s, saying “They’re as big as that, and this thing is going to be huge.” Also in attendance were celeb parents Stephen Baldwin and Donny Deutsch, accompanied by their starstruck spawn.
With “We Rock,” the first single off the movie’s soundtrack beating out Madonna to hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 list last month, and all the attention and praise the Jonases have been receiving lately, they seem adequately poised for total world domination. Are there hopes for any awards in their future? “We’d like to win both a Grammy and an Oscar,” said second-to-youngest bro Nick. Sure, why not?
Through the years, The Disney Channel has certainly churned out its fair share of young talent, including current it-listers Miley Cyrus, Shia LaBeouf, and who could forget the entire cast of High School Musical? Said Lovato on achieving HSM-like fame, “It’s really surreal, I looked at celebrities like they were role models, and now [the fans] are looking at me like that!”
So what’s next on The Jonas Brothers’ dream list? “The coolest thing for us to do would be to produce and write records, right now we’d love to work with Leona Lewis, she’s got some great talent. We also just worked with Demi on her new album and wrote and produced some of those songs,” reported middle bro Joe.
As for Lovato, the 15-year-old confessed to having her own “bucket list” wish: to have a personal quote appear on the back of a Starbuck’s coffee cup. Why, you might ask? “Because those quotes are so intelligent, and I always look at them and think ‘wow, they’re really wise!’”
If you miss the On-Demand preview of Camp Rock on June 17th, check out your other viewing options: Friday, June 20 at 8:00 PM on The Disney Channel and Radio Disney, Saturday, June 21 at 8:00 PM on ABC, Sunday, June 22 at 8:00 PM on ABC Family, and Monday, June 23 at 8:00 PM on Disney.com