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out of the spotlight.)
So sorry for your loss, Australian Voice. But guess what? Now that Keith
Urban has quit you, it seems likely he’ll be hanging out more in America. And by America, I mean American Idol.
Channel Nine down under is reporting Urban
confirmed his decision to leave their production of The Voice. “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 a big thanks to the contestants who sang
on the show. “I thank you. You’ve inspired not just me, but countless others,” Urban said. “To everyone behind the scenes
and to my on-camera family — Darren [Percival], Delta [Goodrem], Joel [Madden] and Seal, thank you for making it
so much fun.” Enough fun to continue that mentoring mojo in Hollywood? Fingers are still crossed.