American Idol 2013 Season 12 may only just have reached the semi-finals, but we already have our favorites. As it turns out, Keith Urban has his own favorites as well, as he reveals who he thinks might have a good shot at moving on this year.

“I think it’s far too soon to get any sort of front-runner ideas,” Keith admits during a Fox conference call on February 20. “But I will say, certainly the audience reaction [in Vegas] to Angela Miller and a couple of other girls was pretty obvious.”

When asked whether Angela performing an original song helped her cause even more, Keith agreed that it certainly didn’t hurt.

“Her performance was superb,” he says about Angela. “I think to see her confidence singing a song that she wrote was very helpful for her.”

Keith has also been impressed by Zoanette Johnson, saying that he’s glad the show is “letting America see her extraordinarily unique gifts in full flight.” He goes on to say, “She’s like a box of chocolates, right? You never know what you’re going to get.” How very Forrest Gump of him.

Keith admits that his wife, Nicole Kidman, watches the show and begs him to reveal how far her favorite contestants got.

“Particularly it was funny watching the audition rounds because they had happened so long ago,” Keith says. “We would sit down to watch them, and Nic would be wanting to know, ‘Does he go through? Does she go through?’” No cheating, Nicole!

When asked about how he’s been getting along with Mariah Carey, he says, “I clicked with her the first time I met her.”

Keith explains that, “when I joined this panel, I felt like I just joined a band, you know, I’m on guitar. Randy’s on bass, we’ve got two chick singers and this is our band. That’s what it feels like to me.” Cute!

Come to think of it, we would pay a lot of money to see those four take the stage together in concert.

 

Credit: FOX Photo: Angela Miller Sings Her Original Song "You Set Me Free" in American Idol 2013 Hollywood Week, Round 4