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It looks like Keith Urban could be joining Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj on the American Idol judges’ panel. A source tells The Hollywood Reporter Keith has agreed to take the gig for a salary of $3 to $4 million.  Mariah is reportedly getting $18 million, and Nicki is going home with a reported $8 million.

Brad Paisley‘s name was being floated as a possible Idol judge, but he is said to have bowed out after Idol producers wouldn’t agree him the same amount as Nicki Minaj.

This wouldn’t be Keith Urban’s first experience on a singing competition show.  He served as a mentor on Australia’s version of The Voice earlier this year.

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