February 21, 2013 02:30 PM by Stephanie Gustafson
Bickering divas Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey has received the lion’s share of the attention during the current season of American Idol, but believe it or not, there’s still two other guys on the judging panel! Keith Urban says he loves working with Nicki, Mariah and Randy…no really, he does!
You’d think sitting on the same panel as Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey would induce constant headaches, but according to fellow judge Keith Urban, that simply isn’t the case. During a recent press conference, Keith said that he especially clicked with Nicki, the most controversial of the current judges. “I’ve never met Nicki before the show, we all met the night before the very first shooting and that was the first time I had met Nicki – Ryan, Mariah and Randy I had met before. But the very next day when we got into the shooting what I really liked about Nicki was just her straight shooting, directed at me. For me, growing up in Australia, I like being around people that are just raw and straight and tell it like it is, so I just clicked with Nicki.”
That’s not to say Keith has a problem with Mariah or Randy! He enjoys working with all three of his fellow judges. “Mariah responds to people in her own way. For me, I have always found a real connection with singers and musicians and so joining this panel was like joining a band – I am on guitar, Randy is on base and we have these two chick singers – and we are a band, and that’s what it feel like to me.”
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