Keith Urban to Return to American Idol as Guest Mentor and Performer

Keith Urban, the country superstar, has a multi-million dollar property portfolio. However, he recently revealed that he considers the American Idol studios his home. Keith was a mentor on the series between 2012 and 2015, and he will return for the 2023 grand finale on May 21st as a guest mentor and performer. The 55-year-old husband of Nicole Kidman shared that being able to come in as a mentor and play as well is incredible. The mentoring part is one of the things he always enjoyed the most, getting to work with the artist one-on-one. As a mentor, the father-of-two will guide the top three contestants through their performances, culminating in the crowning of the newest American Idol. The three finalists are Iam Tongi, 18, Colin Stough, 18, and Megan Danielle, 19.

Keith Urban’s Performance and Song Choice

Keith will perform two songs during the finale, and he told People that he chose ‘Wild Hearts’ because it really lyrically suits the journey that these artists are all on. He hopes that it will inspire viewers at home. Keith added that a lot of people who watch the show have dreams and aspirations, and they are either pursuing those or they have put them on hold. They just need a reminder to get back on that track again.

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman’s Impressive Real Estate Portfolio

Keith and Nicole recently purchased a $7.7 million (AUD) apartment in Sydney’s affluent suburb Milsons Point, taking their total investment in this single building to an astounding $27.5 million. The three-bedroom apartment is on the 15th floor of the Latitude building, not far from Nicole’s mother Janelle’s home on the Lower North Shore. They also own five other apartments in the building, including the penthouse, purchased for $6 million in 2009, and a $7 million place next door that allowed them to expand the penthouse. Other apartments were purchased for $2.68 million, $2.78 million, and $1.35 million in more recent years. They also own Bunya Hill, a 110-acre farm in New South Wales.

The couple’s real estate prowess extends beyond the Australian shores. Shortly after their wedding in 2006, they purchased their first shared home, a 36-acre country spread in Franklin, Tennessee. This immensely private property, which was listed for $2.45 million, features a red-brick main house, a separate guest cottage, and a long drive through wooded terrain leading up to the main residence. The couple finally sold the property in 2018, after two years on the market, for $2.7 million.

In the same year, they added a more extravagant property to their portfolio – a $3.47 million mansion in the ritzy gated community of Northumberland, Nashville. Known as the Queen of Northumberland, this two-acre property boasts a 10,925-square-foot main house with seven bedrooms, eight full and two half bathrooms, a home theater, a 30-foot-long hobby room, and expansive common areas perfect for hosting. The landscaped grounds also feature amenities such as a large swimming pool and tennis courts. The couple reportedly considers this their primary residence.

In 2018, the couple took their real estate venture to the West Coast, purchasing a $4.7 million 3,977-square-foot contemporary home in the coveted Beverly Hills Post Office neighborhood of Los Angeles. They also own two properties in Manhattan – a luxury apartment in West Chelsea, purchased for $10 million, and a $1.5 million two-bedroom pied-à-terre in the Tribeca neighborhood.

Keith and Nicole share two daughters, Faith, 12, and Sunday, 14. While their real estate portfolio may be impressive, Keith has shown that the American Idol studio is where he feels at home, and he is excited to return as a guest mentor and performer for the 2023 grand finale.


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