jeudi 3 mai 2018


ONJ sera de retour sur la radio australienne SMOOTHFM915 ... dimanche prochain !

Smoothfm is set to welcome back a familiar voice, Olivia Newton-John, when she returns to the on-air line-up from Sunday 6 May.

Olivia Newton-John became part of the smoothfm family back in April 2014 when she joined the star-studded weekend line-up. Since then she has returned to host weekend shows on smoothfm in September 2015 and August 2016, as well as hosting a Christmas special with John Farnham in December 2016.

In addition to hosting her own shows on smoothfm, Olivia Newton-John has been heard on the station as part of the Christmas Day special in 2016 and 2017 and as part of the Top 500 Australia Day Countdown in 2017.

Olivia Newton-John said, “I love doing this radio show because it gives me an opportunity to connect to people in Australia and in other regions of the planet that I’m not in.”

Olivia Newton-John is one of many loved media personalities who have regularly hosted their own shows on smoothfm including, Nigella Lawson, James Blunt and Michael Bublé.

From Sunday 6 May, Olivia Newton-John will ease listeners into their Sunday afternoon by playing all of her favourite smoothfm hits and discussing all the exciting things she has to look forward to in 2018. This year, Olivia is set to celebrate a big birthday, the 40th anniversary of Grease, her new CD Hopelessly Devoted: The Hits, the ONJ Cancer Wellness & Research Centre Wellness Walk and Research Run, and the new music she is set to release with Delta Goodrem ahead of the highly anticipated TV miniseries, Olivia: Hopelessly Devoted To You.

Olivia Newton-John returns to smoothfm’s weekend line-up with Melissa Doyle hosting Saturday and Sunday mornings from 6am, Richard Wilkins from10am, David Campbell from 1pm and now Olivia Newton-John will be heard on smoothfm 95.3 Sydney, smoothfm 91.5 Melbourne and on smoothfm DAB+ from Sunday 6 May until Sunday 27 February from 4pm to 5pm.

Source: Nova Entertainment


Olivia and Delta ode to love
Classic musical turns 40

The Morning Bulletin
3 May 2018


HOPELESSLY DEVOTED: Olivia Newton-John (right) with Delta Goodrem (left) team up in the studio for new track, Love Is A Gift.

ON June 16, 2018, Grease will officially turn 40.
The musical film, which starred Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta, was an instant box office success and became a cultural phenomenon. Newton-John told she sees no chance of a sequel to Grease. “I think it’s a bit late now. What would you do? Put us in a nursing home?” she said. “I can’t imagine that working now but you never know what someone could come up with. “If there was a great idea then, of course, we would consider it, or at least I would. “If John was up for it then I think I would be too but we couldn’t do it without each other. Let’s see what the future brings.” 

In Australia, ARIA awardwinner singer songwriter Delta Goodrem has announced a brand new single, Love Is A Gift, a duet with Olivia Newton-John. The single is the first taste of new music from I Honestly Love You, the companion album to the upcoming Seven Network’s TV series Olivia: Hopelessly Devoted To You, inspired by the life of Olivia Newton-John. 
The first single off the album, Love is a Gift, was originally released in 1998 and was written by Newton-John, Earl Rose, and Victoria Shaw. Ms Newton-John said the new recording gives the song a new purpose. “When we wrote Love Is A Gift, we wrote it as a love song,” she said. “Now, when (Delta and I) sing it, it’s about friendship and love between friends. And so it still has the same meaning; it’s just a different time for the song.” 

I Honestly Love You will release on Friday, May 11, and is available to pre-order now. 

Newton-John, who lives in Los Angeles and co-owns Gaia Retreat in Newrybar, recently said she was ‘horrified’ when she heard Channel Seven had made a new mini-series about her life. She told the Australian Women’s Weekly that she “probably won’t watch it,” adding, “when they told me they were doing it, I was horrified.” Goodrem said: “Having Olivia as a friend for all these years has been such an incredible gift. From a young age, she was an artist I admired and looked up to. I love the sentiment of this song.” Olivia: 
Hopelessly Devoted To You will air on Channel 7 later in the year. 

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