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Friday
Feb222013

Keith Urban Says It's All About the Girls This Season on "American Idol"

Capitol NashvilleAmerican Idol hasn't crowned a female winner since 2007, but judge Keith Urban thinks this season will break the men's streak taking the Idol title.

"It's absolutely a girl's year to win in my opinion," Keith says.  "It's not to say the guys aren't strong, 'cause they really are.  It's really more a testament to how strong the girls are this year."

Keith's goal as an American Idol judge is to simply find the best artists regardless of their gender, but Keith can't deny the quality of female contenders this year.

He says, "I don't know why that is.  It's just one of those things."

As for the women in his own life, Keith's two young daughters with wife Nicole Kidman, Sunday Rose and Faith Margaret, visited the Idol set this week, and he plans to have them back throughout the season.

"Nic and I love them being around that kind of environment, watching people sing, watching them perform and being around the music," Keith explains.  "It's all they've both ever known is being around that and being around a movie set since they were born."

Keith's girls haven't tuned into the show on television this year, but he says, "I have a feeling they will be this season."

American Idol continues sudden death eliminations next week when the show returns Wednesday night at 8 Eastern on Fox.

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