Copyright © 2021 The Recap Group. All rights reserved.

Keith Urban Proves the Haters Wrong in Throwback Talent Show Video

Jill O'Rourke

Jill O'Rourke

Keith UrbanDebra L. Rothenberg/Wireimage

Keith Urban shared an Instagram video this week that throws it back to his teen years, when he auditioned for an Australian talent show and received some negative feedback from one of the judges.


As Urban shows in the clip, he went on to prove that judge wrong. In fact, he ended up becoming a talent show judge himself, first on American Idol and then on The Voice Australia.

Keith Urban Posts Throwback Talent Show Video

In 1983, when he was 16 years old, Urban appeared on the Australian talent show New Faces. He played guitar and performed “All Out of Love” by Air Supply. Urban highlighted one of the judges’ comments in his Instagram video.

“At 16, I’d have thought, for instance, you’d be pretty keen on forming a group,” the judge said. “You’re a little… I think, as a solo performer, not enough strength.”


Urban set the video to his recent single “Wild Hearts,” which is all about chasing your dreams. As he sings on the track, “Has anyone ever told you, you’ll never amount to anything? / You’re just wasting your time chasing the tail of a dragon kind of dream.”

Following the talent show clip, Urban included the message, “Sometimes … you’ve just gotta prove ’em wrong.” The video then cuts to shots of Urban performing his concerts in huge arenas with crowds of screaming fans.

SEE ALSO: KEITH URBAN RETURNS TO COACH ‘THE VOICE AUSTRALIA’ AFTER A DECADE


Urban Is Now a Talent Show Judge Himself

Not only did Urban go on to become a huge star, but he himself has judged talent shows. He was on the American Idol judging panel for four seasons, from 2012 to 2016. Before that, he was a coach on The Voice Australia for one season in 2011.

Earlier this year, Urban returned to The Voice for his second season as a coach. As he said of the return, “The stars have finally aligned again! Ten years after spinning in the first season, and just before getting back on stage around the world, I’ve been invited back alongside a very cool and musically diverse panel.”

Urban’s journey as a performer proves that artists shouldn’t give up on their dreams just because a few people questioned them. As we’ve seen time and time again, some of the biggest stars didn’t make it very far on talent shows.

Let us know what you feel about this article
+1
1
+1
2
+1
0
+1
1
+1
0
+1
0

About the Author

Jill O'Rourke
Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

Talent Recap Comment Policy

What do you think? We welcome your insight and opinions, but keep them clean! Comments are monitored, and abusive content will be removed.
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
Your email address will not be published. We use this field to verify if the person is not a bot and won’t leave spam comments on the website.
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Subscribe for Latest Update!
Join the Fun!!

0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x