Hush - Delta's secret mission

By Andy Pickering

Australian singer Delta Goodrem arrives in Auckland today.
Australian singer Delta Goodrem arrives in Auckland today.

Australian pop star Delta Goodrem flies into Auckland on Tuesday to spend four days here promoting her new album - and to record a secret segment on the hit TV show New Zealand's Got Talent.

Goodrem, who turned 28 on Friday, signed with Sony Music as a 15-year-old and has had eight Australian No 1 singles.

But it was her sometimes volatile love life that garnered her most recognition in her home country.

In 2004, tennis player Mark 'The Scud' Philippoussis ended his relationship with a then 19-year-old Goodrem. There was much speculation he ended the relationship to pursue Paris Hilton, although The Scud denied this.

In 2007, Goodrem began dating Westlife singer Brian McFadden and they were together for four years before an acrimonious split in 2011.

Goodrem was then seen with singer Nick Jonas but split from the barely legal pint-sized pop star in February this year.

Delta's singing career has been resurrected by a stint as a judge on Australia's wildly popular reality TV singing competition The Voice, alongside Seal and Keith Urban.

It screened in New Zealand recently.

Goodrem had a nasty scare last week when she burnt her legs on a steamer while warming up for a concert appearance in Sydney. She still went on stage but was forced to cancel the second half of the show after the pain become too much.

By Tuesday she had recovered enough to make an appearance for the Melbourne Cup at Flemington race course, wearing a Dior dress long enough to cover the bandages on her legs.

While in New Zealand, Goodrem will play a private music showcase for radio station competition winners. TVNZ refused to confirm what role Delta will play on New Zealand's Got Talent, which is near the end of its semifinals.

Her fourth album, Child of the Universe, debuted at No 3 this week on iTunes.

Win your own copy of Child of the Universe

We have five signed copies of Delta Goodrem's Child of the Universe to give away.

To enter, email editor@hos.co.nz with your name and phone number. Entries close midday Wednesday. Results will be published next weekend.

- Herald on Sunday

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