Keith Urban has recently been linked to the judging panel for the new season of the hit reality singing competition American Idol, but many disbelieved the rumours, as Keith was already working on The Voice in Australia. However, Keith Urban has quit the Australian talent show, leaving many convinced that he will be joining American Idol.
In a statement issued by Keith Urban, he explained, “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.”
He added, "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… Delta, Joel and Seal, thank you for making it so much fun.”
With Mariah Carey believed to have already signed on as one of the new judges and Randy Jackson set to return for another season, Keith Urban would complete the American Idol 2012 judging panel. So that would mean the Nicki Minaj would not be joining after all. Who would you rather see on the panel?