The Mirror reports Delta Goodrem’s mother Lea has told her to dump former Westlife star Brian McFadden. “Lose him. He is holding you back,” Lea warned. In response, McFadden wrote a letter to Lea saying, “You don’t know any thing about my career or future. Delta is an intelligent, talented woman who is making decisions by herself. Be choice with your words in the future.”
Delta Goodrem is out with the music video to her new single ‘Together We Are One’, featured on the 2006 Commonwealth Games Official Opening Ceremony album. Watch it online below.
Cameron Adams of The Herald Sun talked to Delta Goodrem in a Q&A about writing pop music in the heart of country, Nashville. “Actually the country songwriters get really excited when a pop act comes in because they get to do something different,” Delta said. “They work with country acts all the time.” As for whether she’s ready to give up on finding success in America, Goodrem responded, “Definitely not. I strongly believe I’ll have a career there one day, but I’m only 21. There’s plenty of time. I certainly haven’t admitted defeat. I feel I haven’t even started the battle.”
Delta Goodrem tells The Herald Sun she is leaving her New York base. “New York, it’s very isolated,” she said. “I’m so far away from my family, [former Westlife star Brian McFadden’s) so far away from his family. It can be really depressing. We don’t want to isolate ourselves again. We want to find an environment where we can be with our family and friends. We’re going to spend some time in Australia, some in Dublin. We’ll spend some time in LA because there’s so many songwriters there.” The full story at news.com.au has since been removed.
Brian McFadden and girlfriend Delta Goodrem were photographed on a snorkel trip in Barbados, where the former Westlife star had his Kerry tattoo on full display, two years after splitting with ex-Atomic Kitten Kerry Katona. “[Delta] must have the patience of a saint,” an onlooker remarked to The Sun. “I’d make him get it removed.” Check out the pictures here.
Neil Sean of Sky News reports that Delta Goodrem and boyfriend Brian McFadden have co-written three songs for her new album – ‘Best Of Friends’, ‘Who’s Sorry Now’ and ‘You’ll Never Know’. UK fans won’t hear the singles though because of the controversy surrounding the former Westlife star’s ex Kerry Katona allegedly being dumped for Goodrem.
With fans petitioning Delta Goodrem’s record label this week to release her Commonwealth Games opening ceremony single, ‘Together We Are One’, the singer was feeling a huge sense of relief and pride. “That meant a lot to me … I don’t think anyone realizes how much, after everything that has happened,” she said, referring to criticism over her mother/manager and negative remarks about whether she played a role in Brian McFadden’s split with Kerry Katona. “I couldn’t see anyone, the crowd or the athletes, through the smoke from the fireworks when I performed the song. I really felt like I was the only person on the field. And then when I came off stage and walked through this back area in the stadium and all these volunteers were lined up and started clapping. I got really emotional. I didn’t know what to say besides ‘thank you, thank you’.”
The Daily Telegraph reports that Channel 9 accused Seven’s ‘Sunrise’ program of delaying Delta Goodrem’s appearance so she wouldn’t have time to make it to her ‘Today’ show interview on Nine. ‘Today’ show producers were “furious” with Seven claiming the network deliberately made Goodrem almost an hour late to her interview – an outside broadcast where fans were waiting to see her.
Delta Goodrem, now based in New York City, tells the Australian Associated Press she was to release an album in the US this year, a mixture of her two Australian offerings, but she’s pushed the date back and is hoping to release a completely new album. “I want to make some new music,” she said at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony on Wednesday night (March 15), where she performed. “I am waiting for the right time.” Read more, and check out a picture, here.