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Keith Urban Quits Australia's The Voice Amid Idol Rumors, Cites "Other Commitments"

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Where ya goin', Keith Urban? Perhaps to a certain Fox reality show that features Ryan Seacrest and lots of Coke products?

The country superstar has decided to leave the Australian adaptation of The Voice after serving as a judge in season one along with Seal, Delta Goodrem and Joel Madden.

"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," Urban 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… Delta, Joel and Seal, thank you for making it so much fun."

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"Other commitments," hmmmm? Of course, he could be talking about his darling family with wife Nicole Kidman, or he could be dropping a hint that he'll be joining the 12th season of American Idol.

Urban has been one of the many names thrown around as possible Idol replacements for Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler. No official announcement has been made yet, but we hear that Fox might be revealing the judges as early as tomorrow morning. Other frontrunners include rapper Nicki Minaj and Latin singer-songerwriter Enrique Iglesias. Mariah Carey is the only celeb confirmed for the new season, while Randy Jackson will most likely be back as well.

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