January 30, 2013 02:00 PM by Lisa Princ
As fans have been enjoying the new season of American Idol, the judges also seem to be enjoying their time on the show, despite the drama. Country crooner, Keith Urban has been deemed the “voice of sanity” on the panel, but what exactly is he looking for this season?
Keith Urban may be the only level headed judge on American Idol this season, or at least among the new judges, that is. But, what is the Country music superstar really looking for as he listens to some of the best and worst voices in the United States? Urban spoke on CMT’s Top 20 countdown recently, where he explained: “It’s an indefinable thing. I think for me, it’s somebody who really speaks to me. And I can feel all of the humanity, really, and the vulnerability, the strength, the confidence, the conflict, the anger, all of it. For me, a great artist always knows how to convey that.”
Fans were also wondering whether or not the fact that Urban is the first Country judge to grace the show, means that he is looking for something different than the other judges. Keith says that is not necessarily true, adding: “I think we all hear and are moved by different things. Sometimes we are completely 180 degrees from each other. I know Nicki will see something in somebody that I just don’t see – at all – and vice versa. And sometimes, if that person goes through and we see them a second or third time, one of us will say, ‘Oh, I get it! I see it now. I didn’t see it before.’ That diversity is wonderful.”
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