Nick Jonas Is Cramming For Critics’ Choice House-Band Gig

'There's a lot of songs that I have to learn still,' he says of the awards show, airing Friday at 9 p.m. on VH1.

On Friday night (January 14), Nick Jonas & the Administration are taking their act to prime time as the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards house band . While he’s used to playing some covers while on tour, Jonas admitted that learning the show’s lengthy playlist has been a bit daunting.

“It’s kind of hard to believe it’s coming up so quickly,” he told MTV News about the gig. “There’s a lot of songs that I have to learn still, but I’m looking forward to it. It’s an honor to be a part of that show, and knowing that I’m going to be playing it with the band is comforting, considering they are very experienced and they’ve got a pretty good grip on what they’re doing.”

Nick and the boys already performed at the Grammy nominations concert in December, where they played the title track from their debut, Who I Am, but at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, the guys will be on hand all night pumping out the hits.

“[The producers of the show and I] work together on this one to come up with a list of songs that I feel comfortable with and that they were comfortable with as well,” Jonas explained. “It’s a big list, but it should be good to see it all come together.”

Nick is secretly looking forward to Sunday’s Golden Globes, where Ricky Gervais will be hosting , because his favorite movie of 2009 isn’t in the running for a Critics’ Choice Movie Award. ” ‘The Invention of Lying’ was my favorite movie from this past year,” he said of the Gervais-starring comedy. “I think that Ricky Gervais is hilarious, and that kind of dry comedy in that film is something that I love.”

The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards air Friday at 9 p.m. ET on VH1.