THE Voice mentor Darren Hayes says Delta Goodrem is struggling to show her true colours on the hit show.
Team Leader Goodrem has been portrayed as an indecisive drama queen during the battle rounds.
Asked to comment, Hayes, an advisor on Team Delta, said: ''I think the pressure when you're on a television show like The Voice
is you're being seen in ways you've never shown people before.
''Reality television is about drama. It's entertainment and, unfortunately, in that role, everyone is under the spotlight.''
He said any criticism levelled at Goodrem is a ''storm in a teacup''.
''People are going to have opinions, but they always do,'' Hayes said.
''Sometimes, you'll get compliments, sometimes you'll get criticism. You try not to take it personally.''
But the former Savage Garden singer heaped praise on Keith Urban, also a mentor on The Voice
Hayes was 15 and working in a Brisbane record shop when then-fledgling singer Urban made an in-store appearance.
A few years later, when Savage Garden conquered America, Urban went to their show and reflected on his first meeting with Hayes.
''He remembered that,'' Hayes said.
''He could be an a--hole, but he is one of the nicest people you'll meet in the business. It comes from a very genuine place.''
Hayes offered sincere congratulations to Melbourne singer Gotye whose hit Sombeody That I Used To Know
recently went to No.1 in the US.
Savage Garden had two No.1 singles in America _ Truly, Madly, Deeply and I Knew I Loved You.
Asked about the after-effects of a US No.1 hit, Hayes said: ``It transforms your life. ``It's given me the luxury of making my strange little records which don't sell very many copies, but that's OK because I once had this incredible opportunity.''
Hayes said Gotye would ``not realise what this has done for his life yet.
``When you're in the moment, you're working harder than you ever have in your life, and you can't really take it in.''
Hayes has released a new single, Stupid Mistake.
I never once said
was 'struggling' and I didn't conduct my interview with the journalist you've credited.