There have been several weeks of speculation about Keith Urban being a new judge on Season 12 of American Idol. We posted an article about it back in August, most other web sites did, too. Now the speculating is over, the announcement has been made, and fans on Twitter are busy spreading the word. [Source]
Keith will be joining Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj at the judges table. I couldn’t be happier to see that country music now has a ‘voice’ in picking the next American Idol. I never had an opportunity to watch Keith work when he was on the Australian version of “The Voice.” And while the two shows are different in their presentation, the end result is the same – to find a great singer and introduce them to the music-listening folks of the world. And I have no doubt Keith Urban will be able to handle the job.
You don’t have to wait until January to catch Keith on television. Remember tomorrow night we’ve got ABC’s ‘Country’s Night to Rock’ at 8:00 (ET), and I wouldn’t be surprised if we get a little Keith at the CMA Awards in November, too.
I will be back with more later. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.