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She spurred on the hipster glasses trend and introduced a new generation of Australians to the jumpsuit, now Delta Goodrem is hoping for more fashion trends to gain momentum from the new season of The Voice.
The former Neighbours star turned singer, who has returned to reclaim her swivelling judge's seat from that other former Ramsay Street resident, is more pumped up than her hydraulic chair for the new look team of hosts, including British singer Jessie J and Sonia Kruger.
While Jessie J has hijacked her one-piece look for the blind auditions, which air on Nine from Sunday night, Goodrem will be channelling Katharine Hepburn.
"It's going to turn into a battle of the outfits, we all want to dress up to impress the other girls. I'm in a suit for the blinds [blind auditions]. I'm all about being comfy as we're sitting for so long during filming but when we all go back to the green room we don't just talking about the singing over cups of tea, but also about some of the great styles we saw, like 'Oh, did you see those shoes?'"
It's set to be a big end to the year for LA-based Goodrem who is in the process of finishing her new album and may have a crack at the small screen again during LA's pilot season.
"After doing the Neighbours special I realised that acting is in my blood, I've got a great team over here so watch this space."
DELTA Goodrem has found a new soul sister in Jessie J
The two women bring a greater gender balance to the new coaching panel of Nine's Logie-winning reality singing show The Voice.
Goodrem returns after taking a year off to work on The Voice Kids, while it's Jessie J's Australian TV debut.
The British singer is no stranger to the red chair though, having worked as a coach on the first two seasons of The Voice UK.
"She's on fire around the world right now. It's an amazing thing for us to have her on the show," Goodrem tells APN.
"I get to have all my really girly moments with her. Backstage we're like 'Is this okay? Does this work?'"
Latin pop star Ricky Martin and Joel Madden return, with Joel's twin brother Benji joining him in the special chair created for them on The Voice Kids last year.
"We're a very spirited panel," Goodrem says.
"We've all got a lot of passion and we all come from different places in our approaches, which make it fun.
"We've all come from a place of doing this show for a while now, so we're all just letting fly. We have fun; we banter and go for it. We go hard (for singers), we get passionate, then laugh and cry. We go through a whole gamut of emotions and then we have a glass of wine together."
The show is known for the "blind" format of its audition round, when the coaches each pick
12 singers to compete in the battle rounds, from which only eight singers per team will advance.
"It's a very versatile group of talent," Goodrem says.
"Joel and I were saying the other day, we just can't put our finger on it. The show is just different this year."
The coaches also have a new "fast pass" option to advance their two strongest singers straight through to the live shows.
"The fast pass is good for numerous reasons, like when you really believe in someone and want to show them they've got what it takes," she says.
The show will then feature a new publicly voted super battles round where the singers who survived the battles but did not receive a fast pass will get one more chance to advance to the live shows in three-way sing-offs.
The overall winner will receive a recording contract with Universal Music Australia, $100,000 and a new car.
For the first time in the show's four seasons, not every coach will be guaranteed a singer in the grand final.
"I love my group; I have a pretty incredible team," Goodrem says.
"I will keep fighting for them until I have nothing left to give. But I also expect a lot from my team. There's no sugar coating anything. I tell them 'there's a lot for you to be able to take from this. Use it as a platform'."
Sonia Kruger joins Darren McMullen as the new Voice co-host
The Voice Australia returns tonight at 7pm and also airs Monday and Tuesday at 7.30pm on Channel 9/WIN.
Personally I'd be surprised if Jessie J isn't also announced as a perfomer but if this is true, I am very excited.
With the Logies on Sunday May 3 -typically on the same night The Voice might premiere - this would be the perfect opportunity for Delta to release the 'proper' first single from the album after the beautiful buzz single Only Human for Neighbours. I really don't see Only Human staying in Top 50 for more than 1-2 weeks and I can't really see it being played on radio - hence my excitement that this may signal the first official single.
Considering blind auditions are pre-recorded - Delta + team (Sony I guess too) - can really do everything to hype up this release and hopefully snatch a #1 single. Pre-order link up well in advance and offering a free b-side straight away by doing so. Youtube snippet to promote the Pre-order. New website that promotes the new song. Delta doing a Twitter Q&A with fans to get other people aware that shes well and truly back. A big outdoor performance on Today Show on Thursday/Friday of the day of release. All this is aimed at getting the single in the Top 10 on iTunes straight away (from preorders) which would then be lifted again on Sunday night through Logies and Voice - carried through with more Voice episodes. They would also do a physical single pre order and then to really give it the best possible chance she would do heaps of instores around the country.
she would also have been all over radio late April when they released song to them the Thursday before in really hyping up the song. The video should premiere the day before release too!