Nicki Minaj & Keith Urban as American Idol Judges?

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Nicki Minaj & Keith Urban as American Idol Judges?
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Tue, 08-28-2012 - 9:15am
Keith Urban reportedly close to signing 'American Idol' judging deal

 

 
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 08/27/2012 


Nicki Minaj is apparently not the only singer close to signing a deal to join American Idol.

   

in addition to Minaj -- who was reported to be finalizing an American Idol deal last week -- country star Keith Urban is also reportedly close to inking an agreement to join Mariah Carey on American Idol's twelfth-season judging panel, The Hollywood Reporter reported Friday.

Urban recently told an Australian radio station he had been in talks with Idol producers for weeks and is reportedly expected to receive around $3 to $4 million to serve as a judge. The payday would be only about half of the $8 million salary Minaj -- who, according to a source, may formally sign her contract any day now -- is expected to earn for judging the show. 

More at.....    http://www.realitytvworld.com/news/keith-urban-reportedly-close-signing-american-idol-judging-deal-13786.php

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I don't know if you guys know this, but I looooooooooove Keith Urban.   He's my all-time favorite country singer and I absolutely adore his voice.    I finally saw him in concert two summers ago and almost died.   Seriously, I almost died.   :smileyvery-happy:

Okay so that said.... I'm not sure how I feel about this news.   I think Brad Paisley could have been a better fit and a better judge, but then again I don't know how Keith would be as a judge.   I know he was on the Australian version of The Voice, so he has some experience?  

How do I feel about him being on a panel with Mariah and Nicki Minaj?   Eek.   It kind of makes me cringe a little bit. 

This certainly makes things interesting and you know I'm going to watch any way you slice it.   I will absolutely love listening to Keith talk, that's for sure.   :heart:

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I think Keith would be great as an AI judge...as long as he can give good constructive critisizm(which since he was on The Voice I bet he can). I also think Mariah will actually do well...maybe more as a mentor but she definatly can help people I think. The only one I'm not really certain of is Nicki. I guess they are bringing her on so there can be conflict?? I can see Mariah, Keith and Randy...but I guess they need some rowdy in there huh.

Lisa (aka pixie)