Keith Urban Downplays American Idol Judge Drama

(CBS Local) The new season of American Idol doesn't begin until early next year, but so far, there has been plenty of drama just during the audition phase. Namely, the well-publicized spat between new judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, which was (sort of) refereeed by another new judge, country singer Keith Urban.

Keith, though, isn't worried about all that business, and during an interview with KFRG in Riverside, Calif. this week, he explaind that it's just the nature of people learning how to work together in a brand new situation.

"There's a learning curve in any job, right?" Keith says while en route to Idol auditions in nearby Long Beach. And he sounds as calm, cool, and good-natured about it all as ever. "We're just getting our grooves. We're like four people on the dance floor stepping on each other's toes until we get the hang of it." more on this story

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