Rumor has it that it’s apparently more difficult for Keith Urban to merely sit back, watch and play judge on American Idol than thought. So the American Idol Season 12 judge, will be leaving his judging seat behind for a short time this evening to perform on the show live !
“Psyched to play on American Idol…. I hope Randy and the girls put me through !!! -KU”
With Keith having recently returned from the Land Down Under wrapping up the Australia leg of his tour, it’s been a while since we’ve seen a live performance here in the states.
But the rumor mills are churning – this time in Urban’s favor. And the grinding gossip is, Will Keith Urban perform a single from his untitled, not sure of a release date but highly anticipated upcoming album?
Billboard.com reports that:
“Urban is recording a new album. But it’s not finished and a release date has yet to be set. He’s likely to have a new single before the (Light The Fuse) tour launches July 18 in Cincinnati, though several songs are vying for that role.”
Keith’s been juggling between professional schedules of his own, songwriters he’s collaborating with on his new album and new producers (to Urban’s work) that Urban began working with on this project. But Keith’s reportedly recorded 16 tracks to date so an album is definitely in the making, which means there are singles out there fighting for first release. And Keith IS scheduled to perform on American Idol tonight. And Billboard tells us :
“Urban would at least like to get the single decided and be able to perform it on “Idol” before the season comes to an end. But that little promotional benefit is secondary to simply getting it done.”
Well, it sure would be nice to hear something new this evening from Keith Urban during his live American Idol performance. But I agree with Keith that having new music to take with him on tour and to give to his fans should be a top professional priority.
“With or without [that Idol exposure], I just would love to have new music out,” he says. “It’s time.”
So I guess we’ll have to wait for the midnight hour – or at least 8:00 pm (EDT) tonight when American Idol airs to hear whether Keith performs a new release from his untitled, upcoming album or a gem from the past!
But hey let’s “Light The Fuse” and start an Urban fire. What would you like to watch Keith perform tonight on Idol, a new single or a gem from the past? And if from the past, which song would you like to see him perform?