It was confirmed by Entertainment Weekly.  After weeks of speculation, and watching him quit his coaching position on the Australian version of "The Voice", Keith Urban is now a judge on American Idol and will make $4 million dollars.  It IS fitting, that a Country Start be a judge on show that has boosted the careers of Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Kelly Pickler and most recently, Scotty McCreery and Laura Alaina.

Taste of Country reports, it's the 12th season of show that seems to continue to entertain and now we get eye candy with Keith Urban as a  judge!  The other judges slated for this season are rap artist Nicki Minaj, and a fave of mine from years ago, Mariah Carey.  Of course, there will be one familiar face returning to the judging table (somebody has to show the ropes to the newbies), Randy Jackson.

Were you planning on watching the show regardless?  Or, is it a must-see now that Keith Urban has joined the clan?

Info via:  Taste of Country, Entertainment Weekly