I honestly dont know what she has been doing with her time post 2009 Tour. Sure we know all the things shes done on the way, and we have some sort of evidence that she has been writing pretty much every month but I'm not sure what is actually going on. I find it hard to believe that she's filmed the first single, or the cover art, or arranged the tracklist. I know she said in November that 'the album is done'. But what does that mean?
The Voice is expected to premiere after Easter, mid to late April. Considering Blind Auditions and Battle Stages will probably take 6 to 8 weeks, thats what i meant by Live Shows in July (or maybe late June).
No, Delta is perfectly capable of causing hype on her own. But I think she is naive to realising how absent she is to the Australian public. It may be a case of the latter, thinking she can release song and expect it to do well.
BUT! I do think it is possible to start buzz in February. Release the song to radio when shes in Australia (this week). Go to all the main radio stations and get the song to be #1 Most added, in true Delta style. Then after the song gets some hype, she can release song to iTunes complete with TODAY Interview, A Current Affair bombshell interview, Nine News promoting her, her song becoming the promotion song for a new TV show (e.g. daytime talkshow Mornings with Sonia Kruger and David Campbell). Channel 9 will have spent tons on Delta to be on The Voice - they will want people to be interested in Delta and the other coaches so I expect overt advertising of Delta in the leadup to the show.
I'm interested to see whatever way Delta releases first single. But if its done wrong, it probably will flop