Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj confirmed for American Idol.
Keith Urban is now officially hitched to American Idol, after quitting The Voice.
Following weeks of speculation, Keith Urban is now officially hitched as judge to American Idol, with a pay packed tipped at $4m.
Urban quit The Voice last week ahead of the official announcement by FOX.
“I’ve been so fortunate to have been a part of The Voice,” he said.
“And as much as I’d love to do it again, it’s clear that the recording and promoting of a new album, a tour and other commitments, will keep me from being a part of the second season.”
Presumably “other commitments” means the FOX season.
Urban joins Mariah Carey, said to be on $18m, rapper Nicki Minaj on a reported $8m and veteran Randy Jackson who resumes as a judge despite some talk he may adopt a mentor role.
Auditions are getting underway in the US with the series to return in January.
Source: Hollywood Reporter