Keith Urban will be part of a talent show this fall, just not on network TV.
The country superstar has joined the artist lineup for Best.Cover.Ever, YouTube’s first original singing competition. The show will be produced by Ryan Seacrest and will feature other artists including Katy Perry, Demi Lovato, Backstreet Boys, Charlie Puth, Flo Rida and Jason Derulo. The premise involves superstar artists challenging aspiring talent to perform a cover of one of their original songs (see Keith’s Twitter post below). The ultimate prize is the opportunity to perform a duet with the superstar artist that will premiere – you guessed it – on YouTube.
“The internet is the ultimate vehicle for creative discovery,” Keith says in a statement. “It connects people, lets their talents be heard and sometimes produces stars. I’m really looking forward to seeing what happens – to hearing how people interpret my songs – and, fingers crossed, to find a killer duet partner.”
Submissions for the show are open now. Music hopefuls should upload a video to YouTube performing their creative cover of one of the artists’ hits. More info can be found here.
Teddy McDonald is a fun-lovin’ country music fan man living in Nashville, Tennessee.