Keith Urban won’t be returning as a mentor on the Australian version of The Voice next year. According to Australia’s Herald Sun, Keith cites recording, touring and other commitments as the reason he can’t be on the show next year. Of course, there’s also speculation that Keith is signing on to judge American Idol in the U.S. next year alongside Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Randy Jackson.
Keith’s fellow mentors on The Voice — Seal, Delta Goodrem, Joel Madden and Darren Hayes — are staying on for the next season.
Keith says in a statement, “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!”
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