Mariah Carey is not the only singer here to save Christmas in 2020.
Australia’s own Delta Goodrem has released her own Christmas album, Santa Only Knows, and she’s excited to share the joy.
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“I really had a wonderful time with my family when it came to Christmas.
“Every lyric you hear in Only Santa Knows was kind of my Christmas as I was growing up and then this year, I really was proud of producing, pulling together this album and bringing it to life.”
Princess of Christmas?
It’s Goodrem’s second festive release following 2012’s Christmas EP. So is she hoping to become Australia’s Queen of Christmas like Mariah Carey?
“Aren’t we always just on a path of wishing to be Mariah?” she says.
“I mean, I hadn’t thought of it in that way, but I’m more than happy to wear the Christmas baubles in my hair and to proudly sing and be a part of people’s Christmases at home through music.
“When someone comes up to me and says, I’ve been listening to the Christmas record, it kind of feels like I’ve had an extra Christmas by being a part of your Christmas.”
Singing with Olivia
The album also sees Delta sing with one of Australia’s icons, Olivia Newton-John.
“I’m so grateful. I’ve written songs with her for different albums together, we’ve duetted together many times, which is a total blessing and I’m completely honoured every time we do it.
“Merry Christmas To You was a song that I really felt I could hear her voice on it.”
On the road again
Delta was among the first artists in Australia to announce a return to live shows, with her Bridge Over Troubled Dreams tour kicking off in April 2021.
“It’s been a whole new world in performing to no crowds and getting used to being the only hype girl,” Delta says.
“I definitely am looking forward to being face-to-face in April [and] May next year. I did put it on sale because I figured, well at some point … hopefully we would have found a way by April/May to be together in a room, no matter if it means more socially distanced or if it meant we all get extra dance space.
“But at this point, it looks like it’s very positive that in Australia and New Zealand we’ll be able to tour.”
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