Keith Urban Shares Tearful Memories of His Father on “American Idol”


After Tristan McIntosh performed a touching version of Martina McBride’s “Broken Wing” on the most recent episode of “American Idol,” judge Keith Urban got a little teary-eyed. Urban recalled that his father introduced him to country music and with his recent death, Urban said, “that was so touching, my dad got me into country music, so I got a little emotional watching that.”

This isn’t the first time Urban has let the tears flow on the final season of “American Idol,” but this time was a little more personal, telling “Entertainment Tonight,” The support that [Tristan] got from [her grandfather] — especially in the realm of country music. I felt a real strong connection with that.”

Urban also noted that he thinks about his father every day, but his daughters help get him through the tough times.