Keith Urban keeps things fresh and funny on American Idol.

The judge, who will reportedly return to his judges seat next season, took a seat in the famous red chair at The Ellen DeGeneres Show to reveal how a few of his music industry friends influence what he says on the show.

“They will get together and come up with a bunch of words and narrow it down to one word that I’ve got to say on the show,” Keith says. “I’ve got to figure out somewhere to slip it in to my commentary. Last night was ‘platypus.’”

The funny lady then gave Keith a word of her own for next week’s live final-three showdown!

Be sure to watch for Keith to work in “parakeet breath” to one of his critiques.

American Idol, which has just been renewed for a 14th season, airs Wednesdays and Thursdays on FOX.

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