Keith Urban Quits Australia’s Voice

It’s officially over for Keith Urban as a coach on the Australian version of The Voice. In a statement released earlier today, Keith admits that he needs more time to work on his album, and although he’s enjoyed his time on the Aussie version of NBC’s mega-hit singing competition, he needs to set his priorities straight. The news comes with rumors swirling that he’ll be the newest judge added to American Idol.

In his statement released with the Australian station that airs the program, Keith shares:

“I’ve been so fortunate to have been a part of The Voice. And as much as I’d love to do it again, it’s clear that the recording and promoting of a new album, a tour and other commitments, will keep me from being a part of the second season.”

Keith continues:

“To everyone who sang on the show, I thank you, you’ve inspired not just me, but countless others. To everyone behind the scens and to my on camera family Darren, Delta, Joel and Seal, thank you for making it so much fun. Keep watching Australia!”

Keith’s role on The Voice had pushed him into a more mainstream audience in Australia. While he appeared on the program, two of his Greatest Hits albums took over the charts, giving him his first number one record in Australia.

What do you think? Do you want to see Keith on American Idol?

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