Lydia Denker

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Lydia Denker
Birth name Lydia Norma Denker
Born (1980-12-25) 25 December 1980 (age 36)
Germany
Origin Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Genres Dance, pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, photographer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2000–present
Labels Gotham/BMG

Lydia Norma Denker (born 25 December 1980, Germany) is an Australian-based pop singer-songwriter. Her second single, "One Perfect Day", was released in 2004, which peaked at No. 35 on the ARIA Singles Chart. In August 2006 Denker made the top 24 of the fourth season of Australian Idol, but did not advance to the top 12.

Biography[edit]

Lydia Norma Denker was born in December 1980 in Germany and grew up in the town of Niedermittlau, Hesse.[1] Her parents are Joseph and Jutta Denker, and she has a sister.[1] When Denker was eight, her family moved to Melbourne.[1] At the age of sixteen she signed with BMG's Gotham Records after Ross Fraser and Siew Ooi saw her performance at the Midnight Revue Show, Crown Casino.[1][2]

Denker released her first single, "Real to Me" in October 2000, but it did not reach the ARIA Singles Chart top 50.[3] It was co-written by Alex Farrugia, John Anthony Cocivera, Merril Bainbridge, and Owen Bolwell.[4] "Real to Me (Barcelona groove remix)" appeared on the various artists compilation album, Big Brother – The Album: Music Inspired By (June 2001).[5][6]

Her second single, "One Perfect Day", followed in February 2004, which reached No. 35.[7] It also peaked at No. 7 on the related ARIA Australasian Artists Singles Chart.[8] "One Perfect Day" was the title single from the soundtrack of the film of the same name (February 2004).[2] The single was written by David Hobson and Phil Buckle and includes remixes by Radio Slave and dance music DJ-producer, Josh Abrahams.[8]

Australian Idol: 2006[edit]

In August 2006 Denker made the top 24 of the fourth season of Australian Idol, but did not advance to the top 12.[2][9] She was eliminated on "Episode 10: Semi Finals: Group 3 Verdict & Group 4 Perform", where she performed a cover version of "One Moment in Time" – originally by Whitney Houston.[9]

Performances[edit]

Round Song Original artist Result
Semi-Final 4 "One Moment in Time" Whitney Houston Eliminated

Later work[edit]

In 2012 Denker released her debut extended play, Voices, along with the related single, "Voices (In Your Head)".[2][10][11] In 2013 it was re-released in a remixed (by DJ Argonaut) form.[12]

Outside of her musical career Denker is also a professional photographer.

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
AUS
Voices

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
AUS[7]
"Real to Me" 2000 Non-album single
"One Perfect Day" 2004 35 One Perfect Day Soundtrack
"Voices (In Your Head)" 2012 Voices (EP)
"Voices (DJ Argonaut vs. Lydia Denker Remix)" 2013 Non-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Lydia Denker". Music.net. Archived from the original on 19 December 2003. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d Leo (18 January 2013). "Lydia Denker". Sound Museum. Joy 94.9 (Joy Melbourne). Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Lydia Denker – 'Real to Me'". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "'Real to Me' at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 2 August 2015.  Note: User may have to click 'Search again' and provide details at 'Enter a title:' e.g Real to Me; or at 'Performer:' Lydia Denker
  5. ^ "The ARIA Report" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). 25 June 2001. p. 26. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 February 2002. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  6. ^ Nicholson, Dennis Way (2003). "Big Brother". Australian Television Memorabilia Guide. Nodette Enterprises Pty Ltd. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  7. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Lydia Denker – 'One Perfect Day'". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "The ARIA Report" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). 23 February 2004. pp. 2–3, 7, 11, 17. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 March 2004. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "Australian Idol – Season 4, Episode 10: Semi Finals: Group 3 Verdict & Group 4 Perform". TV.com. 30 August 2006. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  10. ^ a b "Voices". iTunes Store. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  11. ^ "'Voices (In Your Head)'". iTunes Store. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  12. ^ "'Voices (DJ Argonaut vs. Lydia Denker Remix)'". iTunes Store. Retrieved 2 August 2015.