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American Idol 2013 - Judge Keith Urban Shows Off Wife Nicole Kidman

By Staff
Jan 16, 2013
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban.

The Season 12 premiere of American Idol kicks off on Fox on January 16 and 17.

With a new set of judges and some major structural changes, the show is promising big things to bring back viewers.

New judge Keith Urban says he will bring credibility to the judges table and promised to be tough on country singing artists trying to make it to the finals on American idol.

Keith is pictured above showing off beautiful wife Nicole Kidman at a recent event.

Meanwhile another new judge, Nicki Minaj, says she wants skin from hunky male singers and wants male contestants to flash her on ‘American Idol’.

The fiery judge insists she will remember those who show off their bodies and was impressed when one eager contestant removed his shirt during the audition stage.

She said: “[The best thing a contestant can do to impress me is] flash me. That would make me remember a person. One boy in particular took off his shirt and was trying to be all sexy.”

Are Nicki and Mariah still feuding?

Not right now.

Nicki and new judge Mariah Carey have kissed and made up and Nicki now claims Mariah is one of her "favorite artists of all time".

The 'Va Va Voom' singer - who went head-to-head with the 'Hero' singer during filming for the new series of 'American Idol' last October and allegedly threatened to shoot Mariah - insists she has buried the hatchet with her fellow judge and feels privileged to be on a panel with her.

She told

"I say nice things about Mariah all the time. She's one of my favourite artists of all times. She's really shaped a generation of singers. To be on a panel with her, it's kind of crazy."

The rapper also joked that she and Mariah, 42, were able to get past their feud by watching her sex tape.

On hearing what Nicki had to say about her, Mariah conceded that she always knew her former rival was going to be a huge star.

She said: "That was obviously a very sweet thing to say. Nicki and I worked together very early on in her career and did a song - it's called 'Up Out My Face,' ironically. I did know, and feel, she was going to go very far."

Earlier this week, Mariah revealed that she felt extremely unsafe after their argument and confirmed she hired extra security after it.

She said: "It felt like an unsafe work environment. Anytime anybody's reeling threats at somebody, you know, it's not appropriate."

"I'm a professional. I'm not used to that type of environment," before revealing that she hired extra body guards because she felt it "was the appropriate thing to do."

She added: "Sitting there on the road with two babies, I'm not going to take any chances."

Mariah is one of the three new judges to join the reality TV show's judging panel for its new season, which kicks off on January 16.

And the singer admitted that she hopes her battle with Nicki will help to boost the show's ratings.

She said: "For all the drama, I hope it helps the show."

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