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Keith Urban Performs ‘Good Thing’ on ‘American Idol’ [VIDEO]

Keith Urban showed the five remaining ‘American Idol‘ contestants how to capture an audience during the live broadcast of the hit TV show Thursday night (May 1).

The singer, who also shares judging duties with Harry Connick, Jr. and Jennifer Lopez, took the stage to perform ‘Good Thing’ from his latest chart-topping ‘Fuse’ album. Urban co-wrote the song, along with tunesmiths Natalie Hemby and Mike Elizondo. Lopez announced the song as his new single.

Hopefully, Urban’s stellar performance helped ease the pain for contestant Sam Woolf, who was eliminated from the competition at the end of the evening.

The first two singles from ‘Fuse,’ ‘Little Bit of Everything’ and ‘We Were Us’ — Urban’s duet with Miranda Lambert — both soared to the top of the charts, while his current single, ‘Cop Car,’ is in the Top 5 and still climbing.

‘Good Thing,’ like several of the other songs on his latest project, sounds like a slight departure from any of his previous releases, which is exactly what Urban hoped to achieve.

“I’m not trying to make a record that doesn’t sound anything like me,” he explains. “In some ways, that’s easy to do. It’s easy to make a record that doesn’t sound anything like me. I can go and do that. But try and make a record that sounds like me, but trying to expand on it. That’s all I’ve been trying to do.”

Urban will head back to Nashville from Los Angeles next week, to perform at the annual All for the Hall benefit, which he created, along with Vince Gill, in 2009 to raise money for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

He will also spend much of the summer on the road, including a series of shows in his native Australia. See a list of all of his upcoming shows here.

Download ‘Fuse’ here.

Next: The Top 10 Keith Urban Songs

 

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