Keith Urban Says He Would Love to Be an American Idol Judge

Keith Urban, who is rumored to be signing on as an American Idol judge any day now, faced questions about the possibility of joining the panel from a group of high schoolers!  The country star says he’d love to be a judge:

The country singer joked with a student, calling her “Barbara Walters,” when the local high-schooler took advantage of a question-and-answer session at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Thursday to ask him about swirling rumors that he would join the Fox reality singing competition.

“I would love to do it and hopefully that happens,” Urban said after the audience full of teenagers stopped laughing. The students were on hand for an exclusive educational program for Metro Nashville public schools.

“I did get to do a similar role in Australia for ‘The Voice,’ and I really enjoyed it. The thing about those shows is that mentoring aspect; it’s all about passing it on.”

Leave it to the kids! Hopefully, Keith is signing on that dotted line as we speak. I can’t wait to see Nicole Kidman sitting out in the audience watching her guy judge. Ha.

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