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Keith Urban to Join American Idol?

Posted by on August 27, 2012 at 11:31 AM EST

Country singer Keith Urban has confirmed that bosses on the talent show American Idol have shortlisted him to replace J-Lo and Steven Tyler on the judging panel in the next season of the competition. This makes Urban one of several celebrities rumored to be talking to producers about becoming a judge.

Now, just like everyone else, the Australian is awaiting the decision. Others on the shortlist are thought to include singer Nick Jonas, Season 8 runner-up Adam Lambert, and N.E.R.D. rapper Pharrell Williams.

However, Urban has also insisted that, reality TV or not, his main focus remains his music.

He said: “I’m also trying to make an album at the moment, and all these opportunities seem to come at once! But my priority right now is just to make a record, and that has to lead the charge for me.”

If he gets the gig, Urban will be sitting on the panel alongside Mariah Carey, already confirmed as a judge, for American Idol’s twelfth season, which kicks off next year.

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