“Other commitments”? Is that a hint he’ll be signing on to Fox’s American Idol?
Announcing his departure, Urban thanked everyone who sang on the show and thanked his The Voice family – Darren [Percival], Delta [Goodrem], Joel [Madden] and Seal – for making his time on the singing competition series “fun.”
Fox is going to have to tie down the judges for the upcoming season of American Idol soon. Only Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson (who was relegated to a mentor role at one point but is now back on the judges panel) are officially signed on. Nicki Minaj is reportedly still in contract negotiations and rumors are swirling Urban will take a fourth chair.
Watch a Keith Urban and Darren Percival duet: