Country star Keith Urban has chosen touring and recording over judging singers on The Voice for another season.
Urban said in a Nine Network press release, “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 continued, “To everyone who sang on the show, I thank you, you’ve inspired not just me, but countless others.”
Nine director of television Michael Healy said in the same release “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,” Healy said.
“We are currently in negotiations with super star musicians to fill the coaching roles in 2013.”
Seal, Delta Goodrem and Joel Madden of Good Charlotte are not yet confirmed for the second series of the blockbuster talent show.