An ARIA Hall of Fame inductee, Marcia Hines has been receiving accolades for her pop diva stylings since the 1970s, when she was voted TV Week’s Queen of Pop for three years running. A popular judge on Australian Idol and born in Melbourne’s sister city, Boston, Marcia Hines has always felt at home in our wonderful city and will join in our New Year’s Eve celebrations at Yarra Park
Do you have any new year’s resolutions for 2010?
No, not really – I don’t usually do them. I try and not make resolutions because I’d be disappointed with myself if I broke it.
NYE is also a time to reflect on the year gone by. What have been the highlights of 2009 for you?
There have been many, but the most important one has been the health of my family and husband.
Tell us about your most memorable Melbourne performance?
Years ago I used to love working at the Dallas Brooks Hall – it was always an “event”.
You’ve travelled to many places throughout the world, what is special about Melbourne?
Melbourne happens to be the sister city of my home town of Boston. I feel very at home in Melbourne
You’ve been a judge on Australian Idol for seven years now, have you been impressed with the talents of singers and musicians coming out of Melbourne?
Melbourne is one of the most artistic cities in Australia, and probably the most musical! The Living End is my favourite Melbourne band.
When you visit Melbourne, where in the city do you love to visit? Do you have any particular favourite restaurants, bars, stores or events?
This year you’ve released a new book called LIFE: Things To Get You By. What advice can you give our readers in order to get by in 2010?
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Enjoy life!
Marcia Hines will perform on New Year’s Eve at the new Family Festival at Yarra Park (surrounding the MCG) alongside hilarious MC, Peter Rowsthorn and Australian rock legend, Ross Wilson (Daddy Cool, Mundo Rock).