To all American Idol fans out there, it seems that Keith Urban will not be a part of the American Idol reboot on ABC anymore.
Last Friday, Urban implied that he won’t be reclaiming his chair as part of the judges’ panel anymore when the show premieres at its new home on ABC after airing for 15 seasons on Fox.
‘I think it’s going to be all new people except for Ryan Seacrest.’
He also stated that he believed that the upcoming ABC reboot of his former show American Idol wasn’t going to bring back any of the personalities from the Fox program, except for Ryan Seacrest.
Looking back, Keith initially joined the panel of the program in 2012, working alongside musical contemporaries including Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick, Jr. during his four-season stretch on the show.
If he doesn’t resurface for the ABC version, it’s likely not due to any hard feelings, as Urban told Rolling Stone that he ‘really enjoyed doing this show’ in April 2016 as it wrapped up its run on Fox.
‘It became something more than I expected,’ Urban told the magazine. ‘There’s a genuinely family vibe on the show and I felt part of that immediately … that’s what I’m going to miss the most.’
Well, I think it wouldn’t really matter because Urban remains at the top of his field. He just gathered up five Country Music Association Awards nominations earlier this week, including male vocalist of the year and entertainer of the year, while his song Blue Ain’t Your Color is up for music video of the year, Song of the Year and Single of the Year. So, yeah, with or without the show, he can definitely manage.
Still, we all look forward as to who will be the new panel of judges for the American Idol Reboot. We will be keeping you posted so keep liking and following us.