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Keith Urban's 'American Idol' Appointment Praised By Carrie Underwood

The season four winner is happy to finally see a true country musician as a judge on the Fox reality show. Keith Urban's 'American Idol' Appointment Praised By Carrie Underwood

While "American Idol" has produced several excellent country music singers, the show never had a true musician from that genre as a judge until this season. Fox executives added Keith Urban to their jury panel in the offseason and Idol alumnus Carrie Underwood believes it was about time that the country music got one of its true representatives on the show.

In a recent interview with Parade, Underwood, who herself is now an accomplished country singer, expressed her satisfaction with Urban's appointment and said: "I think it's about time [they had a country music star as a judge]."

The 29-year-old further said: "There have been so many country artists to come from the show, so why not get a country-loving judge in the mix? He'll do a great job."

Urban's positive attitude and voice of moderation on a panel that has aggressive characters like Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey have already made him a fan favourite on the show.

The twelfth season of "American Idol" is scheduled to premiere next year on January 16.

Written on Nov 02 2012 by Zohaib Ahmed (Google+ profile), junior writer at KOvideo. Tags: keith urban carrie underwood

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