American Idol – Keith Urban Confirmed As A Judge
It was no surprise that Keith Urban was announced as a judge for American Idol this weekend. When he cleared the decks last week by saying he would not be back for series two of The Voice Australia it was expected the announcement of his new job was imminent.
Keith will be sharing the judging desk with Mariah Carey, Nicky Minaj and Randy Jackson. It looks like he will be the lowest paid with reports that Mariah will be getting $18 million, Nicky $8 million and he will get $4 million. But still it is far more than he got paid for The Voice and he won’t have to mentor anyone. Also he will reach a whole new fan base who will see just how delightful he is. (Source: NY Daily News)
Good news for Australian fans of American Idol or Keith Urban is that Fox 8 will be fast tracking just hours after it screens in the USA as they normally do from January 2013.