“If this is my last year on the show I hope that I can leave with a worthy winner like you.”
Keating stated on the panel alongside Dannii Minogue, Natalie Bassingthwaighte and Redfoo.
Rumors haven’t stopped circulating after Ronan let a few tell-tale words slip on the first half of the show’s two-part grand finale on Sunday night after listening to his contestant Marlisa Punzalan’s mesmerizing voice.
The spunky Irish singer gave everyone an impression that he could be leaving the X Factor soon. Could this really be a hint that he’s leaving soon?
Keating, 37, has been a judge on the show since channel Seven re launched the format in 2010.
Previous judges on the panel include Mel B, Guy Sebastian and Natalie Imbruglia.