In an interview with Ryan Seacrest for E Online after Wednesday night’s show, Keith Urban revealed that he KNOWS who the Top 3 is, “based on consistency,” but he’s not saying!
The Idol judge name checked Sam Woolf as a contestant who is growing. “But there’s a life experience thing that comes into play,” said Keith. “We see little bits of that [growth] week to week.”
As far as the competition, Keith joked, “There’s friendliness, but you’ve got the rivalry too. Let’s not deny it, it is The Hunger Games.”
From the judges panel, Keith has told the contestants that they just have to “let loose.” He admits that he doesn’t know how to help the contestants. “Part of that is you have to be that way as a person,” Keith said, “You have to be very very comfortable in your skin…and comfortable in this environment.”
He added, “But I do think week to week, I’m watching some of them get REALLY comfortable in their skin.”
“Jena’s one I think who has started to look so comfortable up there.” Pretty safe to assume that Jena Irene is one of Keith’s Top 3? “She’s been a favorite of mine a long time.”
Keith and Harry Connick Jr. don’t always see eye to eye, but Keith explains that it’s because the two are just, “wired differently” and “we respond differently to music.”
“We react differently, different things appeal to us, different things impress us.” He quipped, “Although that’s not true, nothing impresses Harry.”