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Keith Urban Excited To Be New "American Idol" Judge

9/17/2012

Keith Urban says he's looking forward to his run on "American Idol." The country star explains that it's a way for him to give back.

Urban adds that he understands what the finalists are going through, because he competed on TV talent shows when he was young. While Keith describes himself as having been "terrible at all of them," he says he "really enjoyed the experience."
Urban was formally announced as one of the new "American Idol" judges on Sunday, after weeks of rumors and speculation about the country star's involvement with the show. Keith followed the official news with a post of his own on Twitter. He tweeted that he's "SO excited to be joining the team," and highlighted his enthusiasm with six exclamation points. In addition to Urban, "American Idol" will also feature new judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey along with returning judge Randy Jackson. The show will launch its 12th season on Fox in January.

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