American Idol

Keith Urban speaks on American Idol’s credibility

In a single interview, new American Idol judge Keith Urban just single-handedly slayed any other reality singing competition on TV.

See what Urban told TV Guide about why his new job is better than his old one on The Voice Australia.

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TV Guide Magazine: Keith, you left a judging gig on Australia’s The Voice to join Idol. Why is Idol the better fit?
Urban: 
The fact that it’s given birth to legitimate artists, not just people that were popular that season and then faded away. In a lot of cases, those who didn’t win — the Daughtrys, the Adam Lamberts — have gone on to sell ­records and have real careers. There was the credibility factor I really loved.

Well there it is. STS, everyone else.

Peep the whole interview here – which features excerpts from Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, and Randy Jackson.

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty

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djfabian
djfabian

Keith summed it up perfectly...Idol is the only show that has produced legitmate music stars.....The Voice is a mere joke...a showcase for its judges more than its contestants.....and X factor USA was just a complete mess.....Im back boys and girls and excited that Idol is back next week.....the more I read the more Im thinking Nicki was a brillant choice as a judge......I think she will be the one to watch this season!

Rickey
Rickey moderator

Obviously he's been indoctrinated into this senseless PR. 

May I remind everyone that just two years ago, Nigel Lythgoe ridiculed Lee DeWyze -- an American Idol winner --  in front of everybody.

But hey, it's American Idol season -- let's all put our blinders on once again. I'm cool with that.

Long live American Idol!

kara445
kara445

i agree with him completely. idol is the #1 show if you really want to succeed and have a successful career.

Forever504
Forever504

@Rickey not to mention Karise Eden has been very successful in Australia with a double platinum album so why would he just dismiss her like that  

LanaNicoleMacdougall
LanaNicoleMacdougall

@kara445  if u dont win and dont have idol people behind you :) The only actual winners that have done anything are kelly carrie scotty is just starting as well as philip phillips. The other people didnt have the idol machine to mess with them the only thing that is good i think is the exposer maybe so other labels can look at you.


Rickey
Rickey moderator

@Mikhail XO @Rickey LOL! Nick, Joe and Trey are going to be on fire this season. And it starts next week! :)

JoeTranch
JoeTranch moderator

@Mikhail XO @Rickey They've done a "Songs from the Cinema" theme night almost every season, and not one contestant has chosen "Stand Out" from A Goofy Movie!.. I'm saying it, everyone!

Rickey
Rickey moderator

@Mikhail XO LOL! I'll have some thoughts after the premiere tonight in the movie theaters. :)