Before his judging gig on the hit Fox show was confirmed, Urban left his post on the Australian version of "The Voice," citing "other commitments."
"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 said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.
When discussing his new gig, the “For You” singer released another statement, which read, "It's really an honor to have been invited to be a part of the 'American Idol' family. I'm looking forward to working with everyone and to seeing the same passion that I have for music in all of the participants."