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Keith Urban: A Girl Will ‘Absolutely’ Win ‘American Idol’ This Season

Mon, February 25, 2013 11:13pm EDT by Russ Weakland 2 Comments
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Not since Jordin Sparks has a girl won ‘American Idol’, but with the likes of Angela Miller and Kree Harrison on the show this season, caught up with new judge Keith Urban to see how he feels about the chances that a girl might actually win after a lengthy drought!

It’s been a man’s world on American Idol the last few years, but it looks like the show stacked the deck in the favor of the girls this season, which may turn out to be a big win for all involved! New judge Keith Urban tells us that he’s confident a woman will take the title this year!

When you think of Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood, it is simple to see that they have been the strongest of the winners on American Idol in terms of hit singles and album sales. So if a girl takes the crown this year, might that lightning strike again?

Keith Urban Thinks That A Girl Will Win The Show!

When asked about his thoughts on the power of the girls, Keith confidently said, “I think you’re right. All I can say is at least from what we just saw last night it’s absolutely a girl’s year to win, in my opinion. That’s not to say the guys aren’t strong because they really are. Its really more a testament to how strong the girls are this year. I want to see the emergence of great artistry, male, female, it doesn’t really matter, but definitely the girls are stronger. I don’t know why that is. It’s just one of those things. We saw probably over 270 people all up to get it down to where we are today and the girls were just incredibly strong this year.”

But will the emphasis on getting a girl to win the show actually backfire? Only time will tell!

Keith Thinks Kree Harrsion’s Chances Are Very Good!

One of Keith’s favorites happens to be Kree Harrison! He gushed about her talent, saying, “Certainly Kree is an extraordinarily gifted singer in an unusual way because she’s so effortless in the way she sings. There’s nothing over the top, sort of big theatrical—there’s nothing theatrical and large about her as a performer. She has this incredibly authentic voice in the same way that Adele has that incredibly authentic voice and I just believe her when she sings. So she’s definitely a contender.”

What Judge Does Keith Enjoy The Most?

Whether you’re a fan of Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey or Nicki Minaj, Keith has bonded mostly with Nicki! He mentioned, “I’d never met Nicki before the show. We flew up to New York the night before the very first day of shooting and we all went to dinner, Ryan [Seacrest], and Nicki and Mariah and myself, Randy. We all went out and that’s the first time I got to meet certainly Mariah and Nicki. I’d met Ryan and Randy before. But the very next day when we got into shooting what I really liked about Nicki was just her straight shooting directism. For me, growing up in Australia I like being around people that are just absolutely raw and straight and tell it like it is. So I just kind of clicked with Nicki right from the get go.”

So HollywoodLifers, do you think a girl will win American Idol?

Russ Weakland

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