She was The Voice’s longest-serving coach, but it dramatically changed the network last year when Delta Goodrem pulled out of the show. Now she explains why.
Delta Goodrem has opened up about her surprise departure from The Voice in a new interview, revealing that she was looking forward to “finding a new chapter creatively” after eight seasons on the show.
Goodrem worked as a coach Sound From season one in 2012, skipping season three and then returning to season nine in 2020.
but then, Sound took an unexpected turn, as rival network Seven scrapped the series last year when the Nine Network failed to exercise its option to take down the show within the required time frame.
After months of speculation, a new coaching panel emerged – and while previous coaches Guy Sebastian and Keith Urban had jumped across the network, Goodrem was nowhere to be seen.
,[The Voice] Took a lot of years for me but I loved the show,” Goodrem says in a new interview. Marie Claireof the January issue, out this Thursday.
“I gave it my all. I gave the cast what I had. I was there from the beginning and I was proud to be the anchor of the show.”
But when Goodrem hit the 150-episode mark, she knew it was time to move on.
“In my heart I was like ‘Thanks for this, now let’s finish the season, so it’s time for me to find a new chapter creatively,'” she said. Marie Claire.
After nine seasons and slowly declining ratings, the show’s 10th season was a surprise success for Channel 7 – and a bitter blow to Nine, which issued a clear statement insisted that they were happy to take the show off their hands for Seven.
“Unfortunately due to the age of the show and its declining demographic profile, Sound Was by far the poorest financial performer on our slate. We wish Seven more in their quest to revive the show,” a Nine spokesperson said at the time of the theatrical poaching.
Goodrem’s exit Sound gave her more time to focus on music – with her latest album, bridge over troubled dreams, Reaching number one in May this year. a national tour To support the record – delayed several times due to the Covid lockdown – is finally due in March next year.
“I’ve been proud to be my authentic self throughout my career. To boldly live how I want my life to look and for now, first and foremost, that means getting back on stage and playing live music.” do,” she told the magazine.
Read Delta Goodrem’s full interview in the January issue of Marie Claire, out Thursday 16 December.