"I’ve been so fortunate to have been a part of The Voice,” Keith said in a statement released today.
“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.
"To everyone who sang on the show, I thank you, you’ve inspired not just me, but countless others. To everyone behind the scenes and to my on-camera family Darren, Delta, Joel and Seal, thank you for making it so much fun. Keep watching Australia!"
Michael Healy, the director of programming at Nine Network, confirmed the news and revealed the company is “currently in negotiations with superstar musicians to fill the coaching roles [next year]."
Urban’s decision to leave the hit Aussie series adds weight to the widespread rumours that he is about to announce a new judging role on the upcoming season of ‘American Idol.’
While there’s been no official confirmation from producers as yet, according to Billboard Magazine, Urban recently told his audience at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum that he would “love” to take on the role.
"I would love to do it and hopefully that happens."
Written by Lauren Alpe
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