DELTA Goodrem is set to make her return to the spotlight at this year’s ARIA awards, which will celebrate 25 years on November 27.
Goodrem, 26, is expected to present and perform at the awards in Sydney and will be one of several high-profile guests and previous winners to be part of the ceremony.
ARIA organisers are tight-lipped, but one rumour suggests Elton John, who is in town at the same time, will host the awards.
The British singer-songwriter and pianist hosted the first ARIAs 25 years ago.
As for Goodrem, she has a special association with the ARIA awards – she won seven awards in 2003 as she was undergoing cancer treatment.
It is 10 years next year since Goodrem released her record-breaking album Innocent Eyes.
Goodrem’s appearance at the ARIA awards will be her first foray back into the public eye since splitting with long-term partner Brian McFadden, as she prepares to make a comeback and relaunch her career with a new album tipped for early next year.
She is completing the album in Los Angeles, and has written many of the songs at studios in her Hollywood Hills home. It’s not clear if Goodrem will be in Australia with her new boyfriend, American musician Nick Jonas, who turned 19 last week.
Other big names who could be at the ARIAs include Eminem and the Foo Fighters, both of whom are in Australia around the time of the Sydney-based awards.
Source: Herald Sun