Delta Goes Stateside
When the sultry Aussie songbird swanned into a party for an impromptu performance, little did she know it was a birthday soiree for international hit-maker David Foster, a famed producer who has nurtured the careers of Celine Dion, Michael Buble and Josh Groban.
"I'd been doing a performance at a radio station and was asked to come along to this party next door to say hi to some people," said Delta.
"I didn't know it was David Foster or that it was his birthday. There was a piano and mic there and he asked me if I wanted to get up and sing.”
Evidently her famous pipes clinched it, because ever since the star-making producer has kept his eyes peeled for a suitable project for the singer.
"David Foster is someone I have looked up to my whole life . . . and he called me later saying that he would look out for something for us to work on together.
“David has produced Andrea's album and they were in the studio organising these concerts and called me up. I think it may have been fate singing at his birthday.''
Delts, who already has legions of loyal fans in Oz, will perform four concerts with Bocelli, including a cover of Celene Dion’s duet ‘The Prayer’. It could be the ‘big break’ she needs to crack the near-impenetrable State-side music market; it’s expected about 80,000 Americans will see her perform carols with the legendary tenor.
“I've had to learn the lyric from Brian [McFadden, her fiance] because we don't sing songs about roasting chestnuts in Australia,'' she said.
The Aussie diva may be ready to get festive, but there will be no ‘Silent Nights’ for Delts for quite some time. The ‘Born To Try’ starlet, who is currently in town to make an appearance at tomorrow’s ARIA Awards, will fly back to the States and then make a whirlwind trip home to perform her own Christmas concert at the Sydney Opera House on December 6.
Make sure you keep an eye out for Delta on MTV (channel 124) during the 'MTV At The ARIA Red Carpet' show - Thursday November 26 @ 7:30pm (AEDT).