KEITH URBAN knows what contestants on “American Idol” have to go through… because he was on a singing show in Australia when he was nine years old. One brutal judge “crucified” him and told him to get OUT of country music.
Keith Urban and rapper Nicki Minaj are the newest American Idol judges, the Fox network officially announced Sunday (Sept. 16).
“It’s really an honor to have been invited to be a part of the American Idol family,” Urban said in a statement distributed by his publicist. “I’m looking forward to working with everyone and to seeing the same passion that I have for music in all of the participants.”