Keith Urban Nearing Deal to Judge American Idol

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American Idol is set to go a little bit country.

Sources tell TMZ that Keith Urban is on the verge of signing a contract with the Fox competition. He would earn around $3 million for Season 12 and sit alongside Mariah Carey (confirmed for the panel) and Nicki Minaj (nearly confirmed).

Keith Urban on Stage

A show insider also claims Randy Jackson is out, while a fourth judge reportedly WILL be included on the panel.

With the world of pop, hip hop and country now covered, it's unclear from which genre that individual will hail from.

What do you think of Keith Urban? Good choice for American Idol?

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American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]