Teenage sensation Delta Goodrem has beaten Kylie Minogue to the title of AUSTRALIAN PERFORMER OF THE YEAR at the 2004 MO AWARDS.

Delta's victory ends Kylie's sensational three-year winning streak - but the BORN TO TRY singer, 19, was unable to attend the ceremony in Sydney on Monday (28JUN04) as she was watching boyfriend Mark Philippoussis compete at British tennis tournament Wimbledon.

She says, "I feel very honoured to win this MO Award for Australian Performer Of The Year and would like to thank everyone for their continued support.

"I'm currently over in the UK working on my second album and look forward to seeing everybody very soon."

30/06/2004 17:35