Keith Urban Is 'Amazed' By American Idol Auditions

Keith Urban recently accepted a judging position on American Idol and has spoken out about how "amazed" he is with the auditions he's seen thus far.

"So far, so good," the singer-songwriter said. "I've been amazed at the level of talent we've been hearing."

The New Zealand native has had practice mentoring artists since he was on the Australian version of The Voice last season.

Randy Jackson will be returning as a judge for the twelfth season of the reality television show, along with newcomer judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj.

Urban says he feels that he's fitting right in with the other judges: "I know how to handle myself. I'll be just fine. It's an unpredictable environment."

Along with judging on American Idol Urban makes sure to find the time to spend with his wife Nicole Kidman and two daughters, 4-year-old Sunday Rose and Faith Margaret, 21 months. He is also working on the follow-up to 2010's Get Closer.

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