Keith Urban Officially Resigns from The Voice Australia (Statement)

Keith Urban announces that he WON’T be back as coach on The Voice Australia Season 2, presumably paving the way to become a judge on American Idol:

“We were really happy to have Keith as part of the inaugural Voice crew and of course he will always remain part of The Voice family in Australia. We are currently in negotiations with super star musicians to fill the coaching roles (next year).”

Urban, who has reportedly signed a $4 million contract to join a reboot of American Idol, alongside Mariah Carey, Nicky Minaj and Randy Jackson, said in a statement: “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.

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!”

Yep. Now we just need that OTHER announcement from FOX and American Idol!

Via Herald Sun

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