Posted: Jan 28, 2013
He tells CMT he sees himself as less of a judge and more of an advisor to young talent on which course their careers should take.
“On one hand, we’re judges, which is a term I don’t really like,” he says. “But on the other side, we’re part A&R [artists and repertoire] for the record company, and we’re part producers as well. So I feel better in those roles.”
But Keith reveals the next American Idol has got a lot to prove to the country Aussie.
“It’s somebody who really speaks to me,” he says. “And I can feel all of the humanity, really, and the vulnerability, the strength, the confidence, the conflict, the anger, all of it. For me, a great artist always knows how to convey that.”
American Idol airs Wednesdays and Thursdays on FOX.