The most recent American Idol winner was asked by Parade if he thinks the new judges will be a hit with viewers.
"It's definitely interesting. Keith Urban is an amazing musician, and I'm curious to see how Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj will judge," Phillips explained.
The 22-year-old singer also said he's confident that the American Idol judging panel will be able to find a true superstar.
"I didn't think I was that good, so you never know what [the judges] are looking for," he joked.
Carrie Underwood also recently praised Minaj, Carey and Urban's addition to the reality competition.
American Idol returns in January on Fox.
Watch Phillip Phillips perform 'Home' below: