‘I gave the artists everything I had’: Delta Goodrem reveals why she left ‘The Voice’

Dec 15, 2021
Delta Goodrem reveals that leaving 'The Voice' helped her focus on her music career. Source: Delta Goodrem Instagram/ @deltagoodrem

National treasure Delta Goodrem has opened up about her departure from the stellar hit tv show The Voice.  In a new interview, Goodrem revealed that she was keen to “find a new chapter” after her nine-year all-consuming stint as a coach on the show. 

In her interview with Marie Claire’s January issue, the 37-year-old songstress recalls how her brave decision to leave the show was to help pave the way to future plans. 

“In my heart, I was like ‘thank you for this, now let’s finish the season, then it’s time for me to find a new chapter creatively’,” she told Maire Claire.

Goodrem served as a coach from season one back in 2012, skipping season three but returning shortly after and staying on until season nine in 2020. 

However, The Voice took an unexpected turn last year when rival network channel Seven poached the tv series after the Nine Network failed to exercise their option to pick up the programme within the required time frame. 

Delta Goodrem was “The Voice’s” longest-running coach. Source: Getty

Months later, a new coaching panel was revealed, and though previous coaches like Guy Sebastian and Keith Urban made the leap to join channel Nine, Goodrem was nowhere to be seen on the 2021 line-up. 

“[The Voice] took up a lot of the year for me but I loved the show,” Goodrem says in her interview.

 

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Goodrem admitted that she had given the series and the contestants her “absolute everything”.

“I gave the artists everything I had,” said Delta.  “I was there from the very start and I was proud to be an anchor on the show.” However, after reaching its 150-episode milestone, Goodrem said she knew it was time for her to move on.

 

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“I’ve been proud of being my authentic self the whole way through my career. Living boldly is how I want to approach my life and, for now, first and foremost, that means getting back on stage and doing live music,” Goodrem said.  

Goodrem’s departure from The Voice has given her more time to focus on her music career- with her latest album, Bridge Over Troubled Dreams, hitting number one on the charts in May this year. The singer also has a national tour scheduled to take place in March next year.

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