Delta Goodrem reveals the real reason why she quit The Voice

Delta Goodrem shocked fans when she announced that she wouldn’t be returning to The Voice in 2021, having served as a coach since season one in 2012.

The Australian superstar has now opened up about her decision to step away from the singing competition when it moved from Channel Nine to Channel Seven this year.

Delta Goodrem on The Voice.
Delta Goodrem has revealed why she left The Voice. Photo: Channel Nine

“[The Voice] took up a lot of the year for me but I loved the show,” she told marie claire.

“I gave it my absolute everything. I gave the artists everything I had. I was there from the very start and I was proud to be an anchor on the show.”

After appearing on eight seasons, however, Delta says that she knew it was time to move on to something else.

“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 said.


Following her exit, Delta released her seventh studio album Bridge over Troubled Dreams in May and is set to embark on a national tour in March next year.

Meanwhile, season ten of The Voice was a surprise hit and received the show’s highest viewership in five years.

1.449 million people tuned in to watch Bella Taylor Smith crowned the 2021 winner in the show’s finale compared to 938k the previous year.

The Voice coaches taking a selfie.
The Voice season ten received the show’s highest viewership in five years. Photo: Instagram/guysebastian

Guy Sebastian, who stayed on as a coach for the new season alongside fellowing returning superstar Keith Urban and newcomers Rita Ora and Jessica Mauboy, recently spoke to Yahoo Lifestyle about why he thinks the show was such a huge success this time around.

“I think that the show has gone back to its original DNA. It’s fun, it's reminding people that anyone can achieve something amazing,” he detailed.

“I think people are at home just wanting to have a moment where they feel good. All of us went into it saying the same thing: We don't want this to be bickering, we just want to do it for the right reasons.”

While the Choir hitmaker acknowledged that he gets along extremely well with the current line-up of coaches, he admitted that Delta’s absence has been noted.

“I miss Delta,” he said. “She's a friend and I've worked alongside her for so many years and she felt it was time for her to move on.

“But I think it's been really nice to see Jess [Mauboy] in that seat and for her to fill it so well. No one can replace Delta, but Jess is just herself and she’s just doing her without trying to fill any shoes or anything like that.”

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