Keith Urban Officially Joins American Idol

The rumours have finally been confirmed – this January, Keith Urban will be one of the judges on the 12th season of American Idol.

On Friday, we reported that Keith had quit his coaching position on Australia’s version of The Voice. Now, after weeks of speculation, Keith is set to sit alongside the other judges: Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj.

The four-time Grammy winner is undoubtedly sparking excitement among the Idol folks:

“… Keith is another great addition to Idol – he’s one of the biggest stars in country music and I know that our fans and contestants will fall in love with him,” said Mike Darnell, President of Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.

Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO of FremantleMedia stated, “… Keith is one of country music’s true stars who brings with him charm, wit and knowledge about the industry.”

With a new album in the making and this new position on Idol, it’s safe to say Mr. Urban will be quite busy in the months ahead!


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