Flirty Kylie Minogue ready to look for love
As the lass who refers to her fans as “lovers” showed on telly over the weekend, there’s a lot of romance around Kylie right now.
She hid behind her chair flirting with Leo Ihenacho, a former singer with The Streets, tempting him to join Team Minogue on the third series of the BBC talent show.
When hunky Leo chose her as his mentor, she wrapped her legs around his body in a giant hug. They were later spotted cuddling on a train, proving Kylie’s resolve to be a hands-on coach.
When we caught up with the 45-year-old she was in jubilant form. Pals say she’s thrilled at the reaction to her replacing Jessie J on The Voice, but this is just the start of Kylie’s new year’s resolutions.
The Aussie songbird we haven’t been able to get out of our heads for a quarter of a century has plenty to be excited about.
Talking for the first time about her upcoming 12th album, Kylie says: “It’s about new beginnings.”
In 2012 she wound down “K25” – 12 months of celebrating her past success.
Then last year Kylie parted from her manager and split from boyfriend Andrés Velencoso, 35, after dating for five years.
“Last year was a mix of emotions and challenges, but I wanted to make a change,” she reflected.
“It was never going to be a walk in the park. I had a true epiphany.
“Most of the new songs I’m leaning towards are ones I can really relate to.
“The album is euphoric, emotional pop and I think I sound a little different through working with other people like Pharrell.”
Kylie is now signed to Roc Nation, the mammoth US firm where Jay Z, 44, is a major partner.
Her new single, Into The Blue, drops on March 16 and she plays a gig for MasterCard’s Priceless campaign in London next month.
“I love being able to do a unique project and something that’s fan orientated,” she confided.
“We’re going to surprise one fan with a meet and greet.
“The second part will be an intimate gig, which is always a pleasure for me. I’ll be incorporating new songs.”
While it looks like performing comes effortlessly to the pop princess, hours of rehearsals go into every show.
“Sometimes it takes a while for it to click when performing new material,” admitted Kylie.
“On my 2011 tour we had Can’t Get You Out Of My Head but it didn’t have it’s identity. You can worry that people are going to go to the bar and never come back when you decide to do something new.
“It’s been really nice to see fans turn their Twitter blue to tie in with the new single’s theme.”