Delta Goodrem: Whirlwind city visit

Singer to promote album and record a performance for New Zealand's Got Talent.

Delta Goodrem singing at The Langham hotel last night. Photo / Sarah Ivey
Delta Goodrem singing at The Langham hotel last night. Photo / Sarah Ivey

A handful of Delta Goodrem fans were treated to a private concert by the Australian songstress last night.

The 28-year-old is in Auckland for four days this week to promote her new album Child of the Universe, and record a performance for the New Zealand's Got Talent semifinals which will screen this Sunday.

"It'll be fun," she said before her show, hosted by her record company at The Langham Auckland hotel. "I'm very happy that they're having me."

Goodrem is no stranger to a TV studio, having found early fame playing the role of aspiring singer Nina Tucker on popular Australian soap Neighbours at 17, and appearing as a mentor and judge on the Australian version of The Voice earlier this year, but she's better known for her record-breaking pop songs, and her fourth album has been much anticipated.

It's been five years since she released her last album, Delta, but it's been a busy time for Goodrem.

She's been touring, setting up home in LA, singing with Michael Bolton and Andrea Bocelli, and dealing with her well publicised break-up with long-time partner Brian McFadden of Westlife.

"I've grown up in public, and I embrace it and I wouldn't change it for the world," she said.

"But there are moments in between records where I say, 'Okay, I need to stop now, and I need to go and be a woman of the world for a while, go and explore and travel'."

The first single on her new album, Sitting On Top Of The World, is an upbeat number, but the album has a serious side too.

"It's about going through the trials and tribulations of life," she said.

"I went through a break-up, and I went through falling in love again, I went through discoveries about life and death. There's a lot on there. So I think I've always been quite honest in my songs and I always will be."

- NZ Herald

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