Former American Idol winner Scotty McCreery has praised the new judging panel for the show and admits that he is interested to see how things turn out. Scotty is mostly looking forward to seeing the interaction between Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey.
While talking to Billboard, McCreery said, “I think it's cool. I think it will be interesting to see Keith Urban out there in the middle of Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey. It will be interesting to see how he handles that.”
Scotty then went on to talk about how he copes with being an American Idol winner, “I embrace it. I think as an artist, it's important for me to grow and move on from that, to get focused on Nashville, and the industry, but I would never shy away from where I came from or how I got here.”
While the new American Idol judging panel has yet to be seen on television, they have been receiving praise from many former contestants, including this year’s winner Phillip Phillips. The new season of American Idol is set to premiere on Fox on January 2013.