Keith Urban will sit beside Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Randy Johnson as they judge contestants on Season 13 of American Idol, which premieres on January 16. Keith recently sat on a panel with his fellow Idol judges and talked about why he decided to become a judge on the show this year. Urban said, "I've watched 'Idol' for a lot of years. I guess at the end of the day I love singers, I love musicians I love creative people and I love what this show can do for people that otherwise are trying to find a way in. You guys out there know who sing or play you're just looking for a break you're just figuring out 'How can I get someone to listen to what I do?' And this show does it on steroids."