You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Delta Goodrem speaks out on The Voice feuds: 'I stay in my own lane'

9The FIX logo 9The FIX 19/05/2017
© Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd

She's thelongest-running coach on The Voice, but this season, Delta Goodrem is taking a backseat on the drama.

"I've just come into my sixth season and I feel [good] just staying in my own lane," Delta tells TheFIX. "I just kind of do what I do with my artists."

The 32-year-old singer, who is known as much for her red chair enthusiasm as she is for her powerhouse vocals,  is no stranger to controversy on the show.

Last year, her war with Jessie J reached fever pitch with the outspoken Brit popstar constantly shutting down Delta's opinions, leading Australia's golden girl, to at one point, storm off stage.

While it certainly got people talking, the conflict left a sour taste among viewers, as the season's only two female coaches were pitted against each other.

Still, one year on, Delta maintains there were no hard feelings.

"It was all in good nature -- everybody was having a lot of fun," Delta says.  

"And when we fire up because we want the artist -- it's really up to us to just connect with that artist -- it's not looking sideways," she says.  

This year is already proving to be a different ball game altogether, with Delta finding an ally in new coach Kelly Rowland. Meanwhile, fellow coaches Seal and newcomer Boy George continue to hit the headlines for their feud.

"Kelly is inspiring and incredibly talented," Delta says of the former Destiny's Child star.

As for whether they've been hanging out outside the hectic filming schedule?

  © Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd

"There have definitely been some fun nights out already, and I can't wait to take Kel to some of my favourite spots in Sydney," Delta says.  

Their friendship is a welcome narrative to The Voice. And one that in some ways has shifted the image of Delta that we've grown accustomed to.

Of course, she still brings her trademark vivaciousness, something that has long made her the target of certain keyboard warriors. Though that very image -- the one of passion, warmth and encouragement -- is what's earnt Delta her legion of fans.

Sure, her on-set behaviour may be polarising for some. But this is a woman who's grown up in the spotlight. She's hustled from the age of 15, and worked freaking hard for her success.

As Sylvia Jeffreys recently wrote: "Aside from her undeniable, indisputable talent, Delta is supremely kind."

Her enthusiasm is something to be admired, not shamed for. And as we've already seen with herself and Kelly, there's no denying the powerful impact of seeing two women on television, not trying to emulate someone else, and just being the fullest, most ambitious version of themselves. 

 

Catch up on all things The Voice at 9now.

More from TheFix

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon