26 February 2013 4:51 PM, PST | PopStar | See recent PopStar news »

Country superstar Keith Urban is a busy man these days, and he wouldn't have it any other way. Between his concert tours, numerous public appearances, the judging gig on American Idol (TV), and playing dad to two daughters with wife Nicole Kidman, one has to wonder how he juggles it all. The answer? Good balance. His impact as a new judge on American Idol (TV) has been a positive one. Each week, the four-time Grammy winner provides insightful, knowledgeable, and empathetic feedback for Idol contestants who strive for vocal perfection in order to advance into the final Top Ten. His smooth, calm nature is sometimes in stark contrast to his female counterparts, Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey, who have been known at times to engage in a competition of their own. To his credit, Keith has navigated these unchartered waters skillfully, dodging the effects of Cat Scratch Fever and stabilizing the panel. »

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