January 11, 2013 12:00 PM by Lisa Princ
With the American Idol season premiere right around the corner, we can’t help but wonder what the new judges will be like. All the focus has seemed to be on Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, but what about Keith Urban? You may be thinking that the sweet Country crooner will be the quiet judge this season, but rumor has it that he has a no nonsense approach!
Everyone may be wondering who the “mean” judge will be this season on American Idol, and while we can’t imagine that being Keith Urban, according to one person, he is definitely a no nonsense judge! Nigel Lythgoe spoke with reporters recently and said of Urban (who happens be stuck between the two women on the panel): “He sometimes looks like he’s watching a tennis match, with his head bobbing between the two girls. But when it’s his turn to speak, he gives his mind, and he won’t put up with anybody else knocking a kid down.”
And apparently, Mariah Carey is not the only judge to have a big disagreement with Nicki Minaj, as Nigel says that Keith does as well. As for what Keith Urban is looking for in the contestants this season, Lythgoe said it’s not about a Country artist to him, but: “He is looking for an instrumentalist, a good singer and somebody that can capture that magic – charisma, if you will.”
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