OFFSTAGE: Keith Urban: “I Would Come Back”

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It seemed like Keith Urban was really loving his gig on Wednesday’s (May 15) American Idol. He was all smiles and kind of reveling in his last week of singing the praises of the last two contestants. When he talked to E! News after the show , backstage at L.A.’s Nokia Theatre, he was pretty gung-ho about coming back next year. He said he hasn’t heard if he’s being asked back or not, but if the show does want him back, he’d say yes. “I would come back. I loved the whole adventure and journey and watching these guys go from these towns that we found them in to the final stage,” Urban said. “I see lots of things in them, habits I had or things I had to break through. They’re often just tiny things. It’s like puppy fat. You just have to shed that, and there it is!”

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