It was announced recently that country superstar Keith Urban has been officially named a judge for the upcoming season of American Idol. Along with him will Be Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and the lone original judge Randy Jackson.

I became a big American Idol fan a few years into the series. I really didn't start watching until season 4 which just so happen to be the year that Carrie Underwood won the whole thing. I picked her as soon as she sang at her audition. From there I was hooked. The following season with Kellie Pickler and Chris Daughtry was a great one too. The show would keep my interest even when Simon Cowell left before season 10, but last season had something missing and I am lucky to even know any of the contestants that competed let alone won the thing.

With all the other singing shows out there like The Voice and the X Factor, It seems that Idol is losing it's touch a bit and I'm not sure if a new crop of judges will help at all. I am not a fan at all of Nicki Minaj or Mariah for that matter, but I am interested to see what kind of country flavor Keith will bring to the table. So will you be watching?