When you sit beside blockbuster movie stars Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick, Jr., it’s imperative that you turn up the drama-meter a tad and put your acting skills to use in order to hold your own. Universal Music Group recording artist and American Idol judge, Keith Urban, tried his hand at a grand exit, stage left, during a recent taping of the hit Fox reality competition singing show.
When Lopez and Connick didn’t necessarily see the spotlight shining as brightly on a contestant during Season 14’s auditions as Urban did, the Australian born country music star did what any third wheeling judge would do. He quit the show. Right then, right there.
Within seconds (at best), Urban returned to his seat next to Jenny from the Block, admitting defeat and that he couldn’t possibly quit the show because “there’s nothing else for me to do.” Without skipping a beat, Lopez sassed her colleague with a shrug and sarcastic “welcome!”
Watch Keith Urban’s American Idol exit
American Idol returns to FOX on Wednesday, January 7th, at 8pmET/7pmCT. The show, in its fourteenth season, will air on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Tune in to see who has what it takes to follow in the footsteps of Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Scotty McCreery, and more and be crowned the next American Idol!