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Toby Keith Turns Down 'American Idol' Gig

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 31, 2012 at 7:01 am •  Published: July 30, 2012

It's anyone's guess who will round out the judging seats alongside Mariah Carey for season 12 of American Idol, but one thing's for certain-- country superstar Toby Keith will not be one of them.

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A spokesperson for the singer, who recently co-hosted the Country Music Awards with Kristen Bell, confirmed to that, although he was "flattered" to be offered the gig, Toby ultimately turned down the coveted offer from American Idol.

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