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Keith Urban Could Be The Next American Idol Judge, But Why Is He Not Worth What The Others Are?

August 25, 2012 02:00 PM by Lisa Princ

Yep, add another name to the ever increasing list of possible judges for the new season of American Idol. Keith Urban is the newest name to the list, but what country fans may be left wondering is: Why is he not worth the same amount of money that the other judges are?

American Idol is reportedly trying to get Keith Urban as one of the newest judges for the new season. While this news may excite country fans, we were also left wondering what happened to Brad Paisley, who was also in talks with the show? Well, rumor has it that the show was not willing to pay Paisley enough. But get this – he wasn’t asking for Mariah’s big diva salary, in fact, he asked for $10 million less than Mariah Carey is reportedly making, but that was too much for the show to give him. Are you annoyed yet?

Oh, it gets better! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Keith Urban is close to signing a contract for a mere $3-$4 million bucks, which is what they wanted to pay Paisley. The kicker? Not only that Mariah Carey is making $18 million off the show, but that Nicki Minaj (if she signs on) will be making $8 million (the same amount that Brad Paisley asked for).

Um, excuse us Idol, but why aren’t these huge country stars that have been around for decades worth more than Minaj, who has been singing for all of what – two years now? How many albums does Minaj have? Clearly, something is very wrong here, and the executives at American Idol need a slap with reality.

In any event, we’ll be thrilled to see a country star on the show for a change. Who would you like to see on the American Idol judging panel? Comment and share your thoughts below!

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3 Responses to “Keith Urban Could Be The Next American Idol Judge, But Why Is He Not Worth What The Others Are?”

  1. Jesse Says:
    August 25th, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    I would love to see Alan Jackson or George Strait as seasoned veterans in the Country World to be Judges on American Idol. Others on my list to be on the judging panel for the show would include Carrie Underwood because she knows the pressure the contestants are under and Taylor Swift because well what is not to like about her.

  2. Helen Says:
    August 26th, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    I am glad to see Keith Urban on the panel. He is very knowledgeable about music of all genres, and a talented singer, songwriter, and musician. He or Brad Paisley would be good. Sad that they’d pay Minaj $8 million and she’s a pretender in comparison, while only being willing to pay half that to a country artist. It just shows you how country music is disrespected… even though it continues to be a huge part of America and is still going strong. If Minaj has the staying power and success of Urban or Paisley, I’ll be surprised.

  3. Lissa Says:
    August 27th, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Personally, Idol is tanking and I’d hate to see Keith join, but I am a HUGE KU fan and if he were to join, he’s worth ten times 3 million!


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