Category — Delta Goodrem
With a wonderful rendition of ‘The Voice Within’ by Christina Aguilera, 24 year-old Sarah Lloyde certainly proved that she’s got The Voice within! As one of many young female vocalists on Delta’s team, the Adelaide singer has performed since a very young age, but admits that her passion for music lead to many years of bullying in primary and high school. But she has never stopped singing and made her theatre debut in Jesus Christ Superstar in 2010. She’s especially fond of music from the 1950s and cites Etta James as a big inspiration.
Prior to The Voice, Sarah had auditioned for Australian Idol in 2007, where she failed to move forward from the semi-finals, losing against the likes of Natalie Gauci, who was eventually crowned the winner.
She’s not the first contestant on Nine’s new show that has appeared on Australian Idol. I spotted Idol 2009′s Casey Barnes performing Lady Antebellum’s ‘Need You Now’ with a female contestant named Michelle, and the pair were unable to impress.
Sarah’s Australian Idol audition can be viewed here, where the then-19 year-old sings Beyonce’s ‘Listen’.
Meanwhile, for her online audition for The Voice, she sang ‘At Last’ by Etta James, which can be watched right here:
Also from her YouTube channel, you can listen to her amazing cover of ‘Different Worlds’ by Jes Hudak here:
And like many other contestants, you can follow Sarah on Twitter at @slloyde.
Also making on Delta’s team, just last night, is 39 year-old Jerson Trinidad, who auditioned with the support of his sister and best friend. I was completely blown away by his amazing performance of John Legend’s ‘Ordinary People’. It’s definitely something you want to check out! Have a listen here (the official YouTube page for The Voice likes to pick and choose which performance they upload, so you can only check some out on the Nine website).
The Phillipines-born Melbourne performer moved to Australia when he was a teenager, and has become a professional singer after competing in many talent quests. His musical experience has included both as a solo artist and as a member of several groups.
Watch Jerson perform ‘Ain’t Nobody’ with Erika Lapina and Charlene Sotolo, here:
It does seem that the older contestants are coming on the show at some disadvantage because of their bankability in comparison to the much younger singers, but let’s see what the judges can do to help them in their music careers. But seeing many past Idol singers coming on both The Voice and The X Factor Australia (Tarisai Vushe), I’m doubtful that many will succeed here.
April 24, 2012 13 Comments
Picture source: Daily Telegraph via Snapper Media
Call me old fashion but can Delta’s stylist have a word with her, this outfit is something from Pretty Woman. What is with the high heels where the shoes don’t fit, and the shorts that look like she has a camel toe.
Delta is an attractive girl all her assets don’t have to be on show.
February 25, 2012 6 Comments
Nine’s new singing comp The Voice Australia has begun filming at Fox Studios in Sydney this week, but there have been claims that audience members are being turned away because of a ticket stuff-up.
As Daily Telegraph reported:
Our phones rang hot with some claiming more than 200 weren’t allowed into one session of the Nine singing search, but booking agent Applause Store insisted ticket holders were told it was “first come, first served.
With the blind auditions starting this week, the news of judge Delta Goodrem’s breakup with American teen star Nick Jonas has hit the papers today with her manager confirming the split. Now, we don’t know exactly when the pair parted ways, reportedly due to their separate careers, but the news has certainly come out at the right time with the start of filming this week. While the open auditions for a rival singing search commences next month, The Voice Australia definitely has enough momentum for a big launch in April.
I’m very interested to see newcomers Seal and Keith Urban on the judging panel alongside Joel Madden and Delta Goodrem. Both Joel and Delta have appeared on Australian Idol as guest judges in the past and with Joel even appeared on The X Factor Australia as a mentor during the overseas week.
February 21, 2012 6 Comments
Don’t panic the Australia’s Next Top Model star Simone is not in a lip lock with Altiyan Childs there are just little vignettes of gossip about both from the ARIA’s.
Sydney Confidential reports that Simone Holtznagel was carrying lube, but not for any nefarious activities but because she was wearing latex and apparently she needed it for her legs.
Altiyan Child’s who was accompanied by his 19 year old girlfriend won an award for highest selling single and was also spotted drinking double rum and cokes. Good to see he is still living the rock and roll lifestyle.
Also Delta Goodrem said she is a good headspace now, new man Nick Jonas, and new role as judge on The Voice. So should be a big 2012 for her.
November 29, 2011 7 Comments
Our Delta Goodrem is releasing a new album. How do I know that? Well the past few weeks have been Delta on magazine covers, Delta in the social pages, Delta in magazines and newspapers all with the aim of spruiking the album and her new sexy, cool look.
So how did Delta’s appearance on Dancing With The Stars fit in with this ‘hot’ new image? Mmm it was like seeing a split personality on screen. Whilst singing she was channelling Tori Amos, and then during the song she morphed in to girl next door, Mandy Moore. Then she would remember that she was the new sexy Delta then bingo Tori was back on our screens.
If she was going to perform on any TV show shouldn’t it have been Australian Idol? Her old Alma Mater Neighbours is on Channel 10. Everyone that watches DWTS is at least over 30 is this the audience she is trying to cultivate, if so why is she on the cover of Dolly. All to schizoid for me.
Anyway back to the show…..
It is amazing how they puff out this show for 2 hours. The thing which really annoys me is there is six people trying to get air time and that is even before you count in the dancers.
They really need to put a muzzle on Darryl. I thought it ironic when Sonia and Darryl complained about people talking in their opening gambit. Take the hint guys.
Put into his contract a word limit per episode and if he goes over it he starts losing money.
Speaking of contracts, what is in Myers, do they have to promote it so obviously, it is not the Truman Show. Does Myer say we will dress Sonia Kruger if you mention our names a couple of times each episode? Sonia did look stunning in the black Carla Zampatti number, or maybe it was the glow from signing on for a breakfast spot on Mix 106.9 FM. Something that only Darryl can dream about.
First up was Elka Graham & Michael dancing the Pase Doble. She has been bottom two since the series began so really needed a big routine tonight. This did not occur, even though she looked stunning it was pretty dull. Michael was showing off his pecs, however with the ‘fake’ tan he just reminded me a poor imitation of George Hamilton (Is he still alive? Would have thought he had died of skin cancer by now.)
The judges out of sympathy gave them a high scoring 27 in an attempt to keep them in. To make DWTS work better I think they should cut it down to three judges, personally I could just handle Todd, and Helen, as Mark and Paul just blabber on the same thing. The Idol judges keep in succinct and witty compared to this lot.
Maybe David Leckie sends out a memo each week, telling them they have to keep on filling out the 2 hours even though there are fewer routines each week, if so they certainly have it down to an artform. There was way to much gibber tonight.
Next up were Mark Beretta and Linda with the waltz. The waltz is one of the most boring dances in the world even when done by professionals, however done by this lot it is positively tedious.
Helen said with a straight face after making some positive comments ” The
thing you need to do better is move better.” ????? Isn’t that the whole point of the show dancing. As usual he looked like a gay man with no rhythmn (which is probably a minority group within the pink community).
Anyway he hardly moved but they did give him a generous 25. As usual they plugged Sunrise, which again amazes me that it is ok for their viewers/fans to vote for Mark, but if Hillsong members vote for Idols suddenly there is a huge religious conspiracy.
James & Olya danced the waltz. This couple is hot. If I was James wife I would definitely be attending rehearsals to keep an eye on things. As usual they were good in an otherwise dull dance.
David Hobson and Karina danced the Pase Doble which was fantastic. He opened and closed it with opera singing. Very dramatic which because of his singing background pulled it off convincingly. It reminded me of the Torvill and Dean bolero number at that Winter Olympics way back in time. And even kept his shirt on which was unusual for the Pase Doble boys.
Patti Newton and Sandro danced the waltz. She is so playing up the I am an old lady, and this is harder then it looks card. Well if it is getting you votes why not. David Hobson is playing the nice funny guy card by thanking everyone in sight.
She danced well, again no comments about her being a trained dancer, however the lift at the end was fun to watch. I think she will win the competition.
Bridie Carter and Craig were up next doing the Pase Doble. She is the Tarasai of this competition. She dances well, and looks great, but for some undefinable reason I just don’t like her. A very limited personality. I nearly choked when Helen told her she was a great actress. Helen, Cate Blanchett is great actress. Clearly Bridie is not so great that the only work she can get is on a dance show.
Bridie was playing the role of Esmeralda, a sexy gypsy, very over acted. However they received the highest score of the night 35 along with David Hobson.
Craig was in the not wearing a shirt mob, and this look is for hot blooded spanish men not pale Aussie guys. It was not a look he carried off particularly well.
Anh Do and Luda did the waltz. He cleverly changed his persona tonight, to a more somber one. He was dedicating this dance to his grandma, as he was dressed in army fatigues, and three of her brothers had died in the Vietnam war. He looked genuine so it was not cheesy.
Luda looked sensational in a lemon pants suit, and they danced well, but it was still a bit dull. This could see them struggle bit next week.
Lucky last was Jessica Rowe and Serghei dancing the pase doble. They were supposed to be vampires, but she came across as a zombie. She was very stiff, but I think that was part of the choreography. The routine was quite good, and the judges scored it a very respectable 29. Serghei must love dress ups this week vampires, last week cats.
The bottom two were Elka and Michael, and Jessica and Serghei. Unsurprisingly Elka was eliminated, which shows their facebook support club was not working. The results also proved that Jessica’s fan base is not big, and she is not cultivating more during the show. I predict she will be gone next week.
October 16, 2007 1 Comment