Keith Urban On Why He Became An American Idol Judge

Keith Urban - American Idol judge

Continuing in the series of interviews with the American Idol 2013 judges we’ve arrived at Keith Urban (watch Mariah’s & Nicki’s as well).

Much like we’ve heard from the other judges, well not from Randy Jackson as he seems to have been skipped, Keith is most excited about plucking relatively unknowns and slingshoting them in to stardom.

I love the opportunity to not only help somebody, when you see someone come with raw talent and you know with just little bits of shaping and guidance they can totally blossom in the course of the series. That’s the exciting stuff.

Keith also describes that he sees his role as more of a mentor than a judge. As an artist he believes the panel knows how to relate and talk to these American Idol hopefuls.

I think Keith has a lot of potential as a new judge heading in to this American Idol 12 season and am excited to see what he offers up from behind the table.




  1. Will be first year watching,because I admire Keith as a person and love his music. Am really excited to see these judges in action…it’s gonna rock!

  2. I just want to say “Thank You” to you and Branden for all your updates all year long…….especially with The Voice and X-Factor.
    Happy And Healthy New Year!!!!!

  3. keith seems like a nice enough guy. maybe he can ease the tensions between the two divas at the judge’s table and have them concentrate on the TALENT!!! happy healthy to all

  4. Keith Urban is as exciting as waiting for the light to turn in a blizzard. Eye candy for the 405060somethings, for the younger set, at least me, a total yawn. When did Austrailians become country singers — I suppose that was the most popular genre when he began yoddling. Minus him it should be interesting to watch.

  5. Planned to not watch Idol this season until I heard Keith was going to be a judge/mentor. Keith is very talented and since he just did The Voice Australia, I am confident he will be able to find new talent and help them with criticisms to mold them into great artists one day. Yes, he is also some eye candy for the ladies, but he does have the skills to go along with it. Not just a pretty face, but talent too. Keith will add knowledge and humor into the mix.

  6. I love, Love Keith Urban. What a pretty boy he is. I should say good looking hot man. Love you Keith and want to see that good personality you have!

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