The Jonas Brothers are ready to make their transition from teen heartthrobs at the “Disney Channel Games” to medal-winning Olympians. Kind of.
Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas went head to head in a new TV special, “Olympic Dreams Featuring Jonas Brothers,” which premiered last night on NBC.
“Competing in Olympic-level events, we’ve always dreamt of this. We’re doing everything we can in the short amount of time to become professional athletes,” Joe, 31, says, jokingly telling Nick, 28, and 33-year-old Kevin: “I’m going to destroy you both.”
The star siblings will be trying out gymnastics, track and field, and BMX racing. Helping the trio along the way will be Laurie Hernandez (Rio Games gold medal gymnast), Nastia Liukin (five-time Olympic medal-winning gymnast), hurdler Sydney McLaughlin (Tokyo qualifier and world record holder), Sanya Richards-Ross (four-time gold medalist in track) and Alise Willoughby (two-time Olympian in BMX racing). Rich Eisen and America’s Got Talent host Terry Crews will be commentators for the special.
In May, Nick fractured his rib while filming the Olympic Dreams special. At the time, he was shooting the BMX racing portion with his brothers when he fell off his bike.
“I cracked a rib from a spill on a bike and a few other bumps and bruises,” Nick said during his stint as a coach on The Voice last season. “I just want to go ahead and say that, in case I’m not as physically enthusiastic as I usually am. Blake [Shelton], please don’t make me laugh too much because it kind of hurts.”
“Even if you’re not a fan, you’re going to see us in a way you’ve never seen us before, and if you’re really not a fan, like you HATE us, you’re going to love this show because we make complete fools of ourselves,” added Nick.
Ensuring the Jonans’s Olympic dreams remain just dreams.
You can stream the first episode Here