As I told you when American Idol ended, Keith Urban wanted to stay as a judge and was doing everything he could to make sure it happened
. I think the guy would almost be willing to work for free because he enjoyed it so much. Plus, it gets him away from Nicole Kidman a lot. The only other way to get that much free time away from her is to go on tour, but that involves a ton of travel and hard work. This is nothing compared to a tour and he genuinely likes judging. The time away is just a bonus. Joining him on the judging panel after a year off will be Jennifer Lopez. Well, probably. She wants to come back because she knows it is hard to make a buck out there and on Idol she can make a lot of money and get a lot of attention and not have to do much and without Steven Tyler to bug her, she would like to return. She and Steven did not get along. He is wild and out of control and Jennifer likes everything to be orderly and for herself to be in charge and the biggest light on the stage and with Steven, she could not.