Keith Urban Fills Third Judge Seat On American Idol.
American Idol producers have been hankering to get a country music star on the show, and it looks like they are getting exactly what they want in Keith Urban ! Reports are flying all over the place suggesting that Urban is filling the third spot at the judges panel on the long running and extremely popular reality competition series.
Neither an official press release or statement has been released by Urban’s reps, but
The Country Vibe is siting “sources” suggesting that its a done deal and The Hollywood Reporter seems to have similar “sources” with all kinds of insider knowledge! So, I’m going to go ahead and take all this with a grain of salt, but at the end of the day, I won’t be at all surprised if Keith takes over that third seat at the start of the next season.
Rumor has it that Brad Paisley was in talks with Idol producers but bowed out when they couldn’t agree on a price tag (Apparently, Paisley wanted to match Nicki Minaj’s $8 million paycheck). So far, long reigning pop diva Mariah Carey is confirmed and Minaj is finalizing her deal with the show. Either way, it looks like these new judges might just make American Idol interesting again.