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Saturday
Oct062012

Keith Urban Checks in with Pal Ryan Seacrest from "Idol" Auditions in Baton Rouge

FoxKeith Urban and his new pal, American Idol host Ryan Seacrest, catch up with fans in the latest installment of Keith's Urban Chat web series.  The two guys report from American Idol auditions in Baton Rouge, LA, and Ryan jokes that he feels a little too dressed up in a suit standing next to Keith, who is wearing a black button up shirt open halfway down his chest.

According to Ryan, Keith also sang a song on set for the crew members who'd made guacamole for the Idol judges. Hopefully that performance will do something to ease tensions between Keith's fellow judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey. They've been sparring on set, and TMZ obtained footage of one big blowup.

For his part, Keith tells Extra he felt like the U.N. trying to make peace between his fellow judges.

He says, "I love it, I gotta say, look I love working with passionate people.  I love artists.  Everyone just sort of expressing themselves.  It’s a very alive and very invigorating work environment.  A lot of passion."

American Idol's new season begins in January.

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