Keith Urban Plans to Be a Hands-On American Idol Judge (VIDEO)

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Interesting. American Idol judge, Keith Urban admits that during Hollywood week, he would dispense a little one on one advice to contestants in between performances! According to this interview with Access Hollywood, it appears that he intends to be a hands-on kinda judge.

Maybe that’s the influence of being a coach on The Voice Australia for a season. But he points out the advantage of Idol over The Voice– a show which tends to cast folks who have been floating around the business for awhile.

“People love to see undiscovered talent and talent that is raw.”

“And if it’s guided along the way…people enjoy watching us be wrong…and we will be.” He confessed.

“It’s incredibly interactive.”

Although the singer is even-keeled in comparison to his feuding table-mates Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, he’s fine with it. “I love being around passionate people. I’m very comfortable around it. At the end of the day, we actually all want the same thing.”

He waves away the idea that the producers contrived the feud for controversy. “At the end of the day, the guys and girls singing have to hold everybody’s attention.” he said, “They are more than going to do that.”

Watch the interview below.

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