She has no children (yet) but Delta Goodrem has hit her stride as a guide for the young performers of The Voice Kids talent show
Girls just wanna have fun. That’s certainly the case with Delta Goodrem, who’s been a revelation on The Voice Kids.
Goodrem has been funnier, softer and more caring than she ever was on the adult version of the Channel 9 talent show.
The 29-year-old charttopper is yet to have children but has been a real mother hen to the 15 acts she has mentored.
Girls and boys alike have swooned in Goodrem’s presence. Even the parents have been starstruck. There have been hugs all around and only the occasional tears.
Goodrem was a surprise choice to be a mentor alongside Joel and Benji Madden as well as Mel B. Some critics saw it as a demotion after two years on the main show.
“There was a lot for me to weigh up switching programs, but it felt like the right thing because it was about the next generation (of singing talent),” Goodrem says. “A lot of young kids watch The Voice and I saw a lot of them (in the audience) on my last tour.
“I realise I don’t have children but it doesn’t mean I don’t have natural nurturing instincts.”
Mel B has three children – Phoenix, Angel and Madison – and she doesn’t soft-soap her views when it comes to contestant feedback.
“I wouldn’t call it tough love. I’m just being honest,” Mel B says. “I’ve got three girls myself and they appreciate it when you’re honest.
“I praise them (contestants) when they’re amazing but if they’re messing around, I’m going to tell them.”
The Voice Kids has rated strongly for Nine, debuting to more than 1.6 million viewers across the five capital cities and averaging well over 1 million across its run.
The Voice Kids final, Channel 9, Sunday, 7.40pm.
Mel B and Delta Goodrem have proved inspirational to young contestants and parents alike.