Departing from his judging duties on Australia's Got Talent has been a blessing for Brian McFadden.
And while the former Westlife singer was sad to farewell fellow judges Dannii Minogue and Kyle Sandilands, he was happy to move on from the reality TV role and focus on building his music career.
"It was a bit sad when we found out they weren't going to do it again," he told AAA in Perth yesterday.
"Dannii is now in the UK doing Next Top Model and Kyle is completely focused on radio again and I'm focusing on my music, so I think for the three of us, it's been a good move."
Seven's decision to axe the series - now picked up by Nine - has worked in the singer's favour.
He recently released his covers album, The Irish Connection, and has been performing live with fellow Irishman Ronan Keating on his 2013 Fires tour.
Since January, the 32-year-old has been opening Keating's shows, first in the UK and Ireland, and this month he returned to Australian shores for a nationwide tour which wrapped at the Crown Theatre in Perth last night. But McFadden admits that doing the live shows after a nine-year absence took some getting used to.
"I was a bit nervous, especially since I've been away for nine years and they don't really know anything about me and you don't know how you're going to be perceived," he said.
While McFadden intends to focus on his solo career rather than make a return to television, working on his music has also given him more time with his DJ/model wife, Vogue Williams.
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